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Dem senator: Legislation to protect Mueller would get 60 votes

Greg Nash

Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) said in a Sunday show interview that he believes his legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller would garner 60 votes. 

“If it were put on the floor this week, I think we’d get 60 votes for it,” Coons told “Fox News Sunday.”

The remarks come after the Senate Judiciary Committee last week approved the bill, which would provide any special counsel with an “expedited review” of their firing.

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But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said the upper chamber will not take up the legislation.

“I’m the one who decides what we take to the floor, that’s my responsibility as the majority leader, and we will not be having this on the floor of the Senate,” McConnell told Fox News earlier this month.

Lawmakers renewed a push for legislation to shield Mueller this month after the White House said President Trump believes he has the power to fire the special counsel.

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