Legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired was blocked in the Senate on Wednesday.
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) asked for consent to bring the legislation, which has stalled after being passed in the Judiciary Committee in April, to the Senate floor for a vote.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked his request.
Under the Senate’s rules, a senator can come to the Senate floor and ask for consent to get a vote or pass a bill. Any one senator can block their request.
McConnell didn’t explain his move from the floor but it came hours after he told reporters that he believed that Mueller should be able to finish his investigation and that he didn’t believe the special counsel was in danger of being fired.
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