On Thursday, Trump said during a Fox & Friends interview, “And you look at the corruption at the top of the FBI, it’s a disgrace. And our Justice Department, which I try and stay away from, but at some point, I won’t...”
We’re not friends with Trump and we definitely don’t want the Fox guarding the hen house. Thankfully, a bipartisan group of senators agree. On April 29 the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to protect Mueller. The vote was 14-7, and 4 out of 11 Republicans joined ten Democrats.
Mitch McConnell, however, said he will refuse to bring that bill to the floor for a full Senate vote. But what most people don’t realize is that McConnell can’t actually prevent a bill from being voted on. While it is customary to have the Senate Majority leader present a bill, any group of 51 senators can put forward a bill. Let’s do the math: the Senate has 47 Democrats + 2 Independents + 4 Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee who just voted for the bill. That = 53.
All-of-us must make sure that this bill gets to the floor.
1 If you have a Republican senator, call and say this -- “I am relieved that The Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, which was introduced by two Republicans, Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) and Thom Tillis (N.C.), and two Democrats, Sens. Cory Booker (N.J.) and Christopher A. Coons (Del.), has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. The American people deserve to know that facts surrounding Russia’s interference in our election. It is worrisome that Trump repeatedly hints at firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. I am calling to ask Senator [_________] to offer his/her full support of this bill. This is not a partisan issue - the future of our democracy depends on allowing Robert Mueller to complete his investigation.”
2 For Democrat/Independent senators, call and say this -- “I am relieved that The Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. I am calling to urge Senator [___________] to continue to do everything in his/her power to prevent the special counsel from being fired. The future of our democracy depends on it.”