Schumer: Mueller protection bill would pass by 'very large majority'

Schumer: Mueller protection bill would pass by 'very large majority'
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Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerRed-state Dem tells Schumer to 'kiss my you know what' on Supreme Court vote Dem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick Trump's latest win: More Americans are saying, 'I quit!' MORE (D-N.Y.) urged Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDoug Jones walks tightrope on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh gets questionnaires for confirmation hearing Dem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick MORE (R-Ky.) to give legislation limiting President TrumpDonald John TrumpSasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit Top LGBT group projects message onto Presidential Palace in Helsinki ahead of Trump-Putin summit Hillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' MORE's ability to fire special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE a vote, predicting it would pass by a "very large majority." 
 
"We should pass it out of committee. Leader McConnell should bring it to the floor of the Senate quickly, where I believe it would pass with a very large majority, and we should pressure our colleagues in the House to do the same," Schumer said from the Senate floor. 
 
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McConnell hasn't signaled what he will do if the special counsel bill, which was introduced on Wednesday, clears the Judiciary Committee. Judiciary Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyKavanaugh paper chase heats up Kavanaugh gets questionnaires for confirmation hearing Franken offers Dems a line of questioning for Kavanaugh's 'weirdly specific bit of bulls---' MORE (R-Iowa) and his staff say they expect the panel to vote on the bill on April 26
 
He told reporters on Tuesday that he had not seen the need to take up legislation.
 
 
But it's less clear that it could get 60 votes on the Senate floor, much less the two-thirds needed to overcome a potential presidential veto.
 
 
The bill would have an even harder path in the House, where some of Trump's conservative allies are urging him to fire top Justice Department officials.