“A bill that would make it harder for President Trump to remove special counsel Robert Mueller was rejected on the floor of the Senate,” BuzzFeed News reports.
“Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons tried to bring the bill forward for debate, but they needed unanimous consent from their fellow senators. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused, meaning the bill will remain in limbo.”
“In an attempt to put pressure on McConnell to change his mind, Flake announced that he will not vote to confirm any more of Trump’s judicial nominees until the Senate gets a vote on the Mueller bill. Flake is a member of the Judiciary Committee, where Republicans have just a one-vote majority, and he could be key to confirming judges both in committee and in the full Senate this year.”Save to Favorites