Protect Special Counsel Investigations

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Your DGB for today is to pressure Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act.

Versions of this bill have been floating around since last summer, when the country was afflicted with a particularly bad bout of Trump Cray, but they never got off the ground. This month, the bipartisan team of Senators Graham, Tills, Coons, and Booker introduced the legislation’s current form.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2644, which advanced out of the Senate Judiciary Comittee this morning by a 14-7 vote that crossed party lines. Normally, this would be the time when a bill is put to a floor vote by the full Senate. Unfortunately, Mitch McConnell’s version of that Schoolhouse Rock song ends before you can even sing along, because he’s refusing to hold a vote at all. Always the petulant child, he had this to say:

"I'm the one who decides what we take to the floor, that's my responsibility as the majority leader, we will not be having this on the floor of the Senate.”

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/17/politics/mitch-mcconell-robert-mueller-donald-trump-senate/index.html

Mitch is apparently unconcerned with a looming constitutional crisis and uninterested in protecting current and future Special Counsel investigations. Let him know how that makes you feel. It makes DGB staff feel unsafe.

https://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact?p=ContactForm

https://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/officelocations

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