Many have expressed concern over the possibility of President Trump firing Robert Mueller. Members of both parties introduced a bill in the Senate that offers Mueller some protection. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wouldn’t allow a vote on it.
I have to agree with McConnell on this. If such a bill passed, it would almost certainly be vetoed. More important, I believe it is unconstitutional. Our whole government is based on the idea of separation of powers. One of those powers given to the president is the right to fire anyone in the executive branch except the vice president. Congress has absolutely no right to take away presidential rights.
It’s probably a moot point since I doubt Trump would be dumb enough to fire Mueller. The firestorm over the dismissal of Comey would seem like a tea party in comparison. It would likely have little effect on the investigation. If you are my age or older, you probably recall when Nixon fired Archibald Cox. A new special prosecutor was named. The investigation continued and Nixon had to resign.
There are plenty of serious issues that Congress should be addressing. There is not need to go outside of their constitutional responsibilities.
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