Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said Mitch McConnell has a conflict of interest, so he should not be allowed to decide if the Senate will vote on a bill protecting Robert Mueller.
Video of Rep. Swalwell on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports:
Swalwell replied when asked about McConnell not allowing a vote on a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller, “I think he’s conflicted on this. I’ve thought about it. His wife works for the president. Even the most honorable person may have a hard time doing the right thing here. I think, you know, we should just put it up for a vote and maybe take it out of Mitch Mcconnell’s hands.”
Mitch McConnell can’t make an objective decision on the Mueller bill
Democrats should be making this point on every cable network, website, and interview. Mitch McConnell’s wife works for the Trump White House, so the Senate Majority Leader can’t make an objective decision about whether or not the Senate should vote on a bill to protect Robert Mueller. McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, is Trump’s Secretary of Transportation. McConnell is in the middle of the Trump swamp.
Journalists and reporters who talk to McConnell must also point out to their audiences that McConnell is a part of the Trump White House swamp by marriage. If Trump goes down for the Russia scandal, McConnell’s wife is going down with him. Democrats are delivering the right message. There is no good reason not to pass a bill protecting Robert Mueller from being fired by Trump. The only people who don’t want to protect the Special Counsel are those who would be directly impacted by Trump’s potential political demise.
Mitch McConnell can’t be allowed to decide on bringing a bill to protect Mueller to the floor for a vote, so he should allow a vote and let the Senate decide their course of action.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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