In response, Senator Flake has just announced he will not vote to confirm any of the more than 50 judicial nominees McConnell is trying to get confirmed, as he said moments ago from the Senate floor:
Sen. Jeff Flake says he won't vote to confirm or advance any judicial nominees until the Mueller protection bill is brought to the full Senate for a vote, a request Sen. McConnell blocked earlier today pic.twitter.com/AqCu7k85C0
— Axios (@axios) November 14, 2018
The bill, which passed in April by a vote of 14-7, with Republicans and Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, including far right wing Chairman Chuck Grassley, voting for it.
Flake warned that Trump has Mueller "in his sights":
Jeff Flake: "With the firing of the attorney general, and, in my view, the improper installation of an acting attorney general who has not been subject to confirmation by this body, the president now has this investigation in his sights, and we all know it." (via ABC) pic.twitter.com/6XzSZIOJTj
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 14, 2018
But Senator McConnell is using his privilege as head of the Senate to block any attempt for a vote on the bill.
“As you can imagine, I talk to the president fairly often,” McConnell told reporters Wednesday, as The Washington Examiner reports. “He’s given no indication the Mueller investigation will not be allowed to finish,” McConnell claimed.
McConnell added, “We know how the president feels about the Mueller investigation, but he’s never said he wants to shut it down."
That's false. Trump has tweeted angrily about Robert Mueller or the Mueller investigation over 50 times.
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