Republican Senator Calls for Bill to Protect Mueller

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., on Tuesday called for the Senate Judiciary Committee to call up his bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller amid new fears that President Trump might fire him.

“I do think it’s a bill worth of a markup in judiciary and sending it to the floor,” Tillis told reporters.

“Yeah,” Tillis added when asked if he wants the bill to move now, “As I did then and I would if Clinton were in office and we were having the same discussion only with a different sort of flair to it.”

The legislation, introduced by Tillis and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., would give Mueller and future special counsels the ability to contest their firing after the fact. It is one of two bills introduced on this issue. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., have proposed another version.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.