As Mueller's pressure on Trump grows, it seems increasingly likely that the President will fire or constrain his investigation. But there is hope that Republican Senators may finally be willing to support measures to protect the Special Counsel...
Retiring Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona recently pledged to vote against every judicial nomination brought to the floor of the Senate for a vote until a bill protecting the Special Counsel's investigation is considered. Jeff Flake has been good to his word and, on Thursday, the 'nay' votes of Senators Flake and Tim Scott of South Carolina were enough to sink the nomination of ultra-conservative, voter-supressing, Federalist Society member Thomas Farr to a district judgeship.
Thomas Farr's failed nomination is an important win, and doubly so because it helps to legitimize Jeff Flake's method of forcing a vote on the to protect the Robert Mueller investigation. Flake said yesterday that he is going to go back to the Senate floor next week to ask for a vote on legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller, after being blocked twice this month.
Today's Action: Call our Senators and ask them to publicly support Senator Flake
Sen. Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621, (206) 553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441, (206) 220-6400
"Hi, my name is [NAME] and I'm calling from [CITY, ZIP]. I have heard that Senator Jeff Flake will ask for a vote on legislation protecting the Mueller investigation next week, and I would like to see the Senator publicly support Jeff Flake. Can I count on her to make a public statement about this?"
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