Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flat-out rebuked Congressional Democrats Tuesday; announcing he has no plans to introduce legislation to the Senate floor to “protect” Robert Mueller from being fired.
According to the Associated Press, McConnell was speaking with Fox News when he outright rejected Sen. Chuck Schumer’s demand that the special counsel be immune from removal by the President, saying “we’ll not be having” a vote anytime soon.
“We’ll not be having this on the floor of the Senate,” McConnell said on Fox News.
His remarks come just days after lawmakers introduced legislation to ensure the special counsel continue his nearly year-long probe; regardless of future developments and potential staff shake-ups inside the Department of Justice.
“I think having Congress tell him what we believe he should do in this case is simply poking the bear, and I’d just prefer not to do that,” said GOP Sen. Mike Rounds.