Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) sounded resigned Monday morning, conceding that his bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller, co-championed with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), will be blocked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) again this week.
On Mueller and his investigation, the GOP is “sadly silent, most of them,” he told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota. “Quietly, the vast majority of them say it’s not a witch hunt, we’re going to take steps to protect it. This week, Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona will, once again, join me on the floor of the Senate, asking for a vote on our Mueller protection bill. And I’m sadly confident it will get blocked and it won’t get a vote as it should.”
Flake has been withholding his vote on the Senate Judiciary Committee, stymying the confirmation of conservative judges, until McConnell backs down and allows a vote on the protection bill, which would likely pass. Thus far, McConnell is standing firm.
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) December 17, 2018