Members of the United States Senate announced that it will take up legislation that would help protect Robert Mueller. Despite opposition from Republican leadership, many members of the Senate, including some in the GOP, believe such a proposal would help shield the special counsel.
According to Politico, "Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) joined two Democrats to unveil a bill allowing the special counsel to challenge any termination in court. And now, surprisingly, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has agreed to put it to a vote."
This draft comes after President Trump posted multiple tweets in which he promoted a crack-pot conspiracy theory featured on a FoxNews show Wednesday evening and how he could have fired Muller last December.
At the this point, some in the Senate still feel like there is no need for such legislation. Others have questioned the vulnerability to a court challenge that may rule that the President has the right to hire and fire under enumerated powers given to him as the head of the Executive Branch.
More and more, this seems to be another warning shot at President Trump and his idea of firing Mueller. Mueller is seen by many, including myself, as a great American and an honorable man. Along with leading the FBI as a public servant after September 11th, Mueller is an Ivy League-educated lawyer that served three years as an officer in the Marine Corps in Vietnam earning several medals, including the Purple Heart.
“If you want to see what touching the sun feels like, then get rid of Bob Mueller,” said Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado.
Senate Foreign Relations Chair, Bob Corker (R-TN) added, " firing Muller would be the end his presidency as he knows it. I don’t think he understands how vehemently people would respond to that,”
Corker told reporters Wednesday, “because we have faith in Mueller. We do not believe he is corrupt.”
Corker and other Senators may have faith in Mueller but more and more it seems like President Trump does not. The question now is, will the Senate save President Trump from himself by passing this legislation? Either way, President Trump would be wise to remember what Norman Reedus once wrote, "the dogs with the loudest bark are the ones that are most afraid."