Far-right members of the House of Representatives have introduced a measure demanding the resignation of special counsel Robert Mueller. The measure, introduced by Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL.), Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) calls for Mueller to resign based on his supposed 'conflicts of interest'. Republicans claim that he is unfit to lead the Russia probe because he is friendly with former FBI Director James Comey.
The Republican leadership does not appear to support this bill according to Politico. Even if the measure passed, it has no legal effect, since measures are non-binding, however, the passage of the measure would be a public relations win for the Trump administration.
Other Republicans are trying their own efforts to push Mueller aside.
Other conservatives, like Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), have already called for Mueller’s departure. DeSantis, too, has ramped up his efforts to hinder Mueller’s investigation. He recently pushed an amendment, which failed to gain traction, that would have curtailed Mueller’s probe within six months and limited its scope.
DeSantis had previously introduced a bill that would have limited Mueller's scope and put a time limit of six months on the investigation.
DeSantis has put forward a provision that would halt funding for Mueller’s probe six months after the amendment’s passage. It also would prohibit Mueller from investigating matters that occurred before June 2015, when Trump launched his presidential campaign.