JEFF’S REVENGE: Flake to try to force vote on bill protecting Mueller

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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) announced Thursday that he will try to force a vote on legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller after President Trump ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday.

Flake said he and Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) will go to the Senate floor next week to try to get a deal on advancing the legislation.

“When the Senate convenes next week, @ChrisCoons and I will ask for unanimous consent to bring S.2644, the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, to a vote on the Senate floor. After the firing of The AG, it is more important than ever to protect the Special Counsel,” Flake said in a tweet.

Under Senate rules, Flake can go to the floor and ask for consent to set up a vote or even pass a piece of legislation. But any one senator can block his request, and given the opposition within the GOP caucus to the special counsel bill, Flake’s move will likely be unsuccessful.  – READ MORE

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