On the heels of Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) threats — that he would not vote to approve any more conservative judges until Robert Mueller is protected — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said called Flake’s ultimatum was unnecessary.
“Well this is a manufactured problem,” Graham told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday evening. “Trump is not going to fire Mueller. Mueller is going to be allowed to do his job and we need conservative judges on the bench, as many as we can, as often as we can get them.”
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— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) November 15, 2018
On Wednesday, Flake appeared to side with Democrats who are pushing for legislation that would protect Mueller from getting fired, a concern that has increased ten-fold in the last week after Trump fired his attorney general and replaced him with an aide who has publicly criticized Mueller and the Russia probe.