Old Man Who Threatened to Assault Trump Says We Need to Tone Down...
A Local State Democrat Shared an Insane Theory on Biden's Mental Issues
Failed Trump Assassination Attempt Did Two Things for Dems, None of Them Good.
It’s Good That Noted Idiot Alec Baldwin Walked
Senior House Dem: We're Resigned to a Second Trump Presidency
Top Dem Strategist: This Trump Assassination Attempt Might Be 'Staged'
The Storm Before The Calm
When You Set the Bar Low...You Jump Low
He Would Have Just Been One More
A Call to Our Better Angels
Complete Nonsense: Joe Biden, “'he 14th Best President'
Donald Trump, America's Profile In Courage
The Protection of Divine Providence
Could Trump Become the Great Unifier?
Can We Unite?
Tipsheet

Three-Time Failure: Flake's Protect Mueller Bill Blocked Again

Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) time in the U.S. Senate is almost at an end. And it cannot come soon enough. The Arizona Republican has been a colossal thorn in his colleagues’ side for weeks. Flake is under the impression that he will be rewarded by what’s left of the Never Trump contingent of the GOP, as if these folks are enough to overtake the president in a possible primary challenge. Okay—maybe it’s for principle, or something. Are you really going to sabotage your party’s judicial agenda over it? Yes. Yes he did. Scores of judicial nominations were either blocked from advancement or prevented from having a floor vote because Flaky wants his protect Mueller bill to pass. The bill would protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is heading the DOJ’s Russia investigation, from being fired for political reasons. 

Advertisement

It won’t pass. President Trump wouldn’t sign it either. It’s total garbage. It’s the sad swan song of a senator who couldn’t even run for another term because GOP voters in the state think he sucks; he’s deeply unpopular. So, how many times has Flake tried to get this onto the floor for a vote? Three times—and in all those times, it ended in total failure (via Washington Examiner):

Flake has been pushing for weeks to pass a bill that would keep Trump from firing Mueller before the end of his investigation into Russian election influence. That investigation has expanded to other areas and has led to several indictments.

Trump has opposed the investigation from the start, and his decision to fire former Attorney General Jeff Sessions led some to worry that Trump could fire Mueller next.

But Flake hasn't found sympathy for his bill among Senate Republican leaders. Twice in November, Republicans blocked his request to pass a bill that would only allow Mueller to be fired for good cause, and not for political reasons.

On Wednesday, Flake tried again by asking senators to agree unanimously to pass the same bill. But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said quickly, "I object," which blocked the move.

Advertisement

Still, he’s caused damage. He’s the key 11thvote on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and he’s caused a lot of heartburn with fellow Senate Republicans. Leave, Jeff Flake—and don’t ever come back. 

Sponsored

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement