The threat by outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) to block President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees until GOP senators allow a bill protecting special counsel Robert Mueller to come up for a vote is “unnecessary” and “unconstitutional.”
So said Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) on Thursday morning on “The Laura Ingraham Show.”
“I think it’s unnecessary and I think it’s unconstitutional to take a prosecutorial position like this one and put it beyond the authority of the president of the United States,” Lee warned.
Noting that the U.S. has three branches of government and that the president of the United States is the chief executive and officer of the executive branch, Lee said that putting forward legislation like this “would be tantamount to creating a fourth branch of government.”
“I think that’s a mistake. In any event, this guy’s been doing his work for what, a year and a half? If the president were going to fire him, it would have happened a long time ago,” Lee said. “I don’t know why he would let him go this long and then fire him.”- READ MORE