Schumer: ‘Crystal Clear To Me’ Trump Is Attacking ‘American Values, Particularly The Rule Of Law’

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Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Senator Chuck Schumer gave a speech Tuesday in which he called on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring legislation preventing President Trump from firing special counsel Rob Mueller to the floor for a vote.

“Yesterday’s events could only have been the result of a rigorous legal process with checks every step of the way and with a very high burden of proof,” the minority leader stated. “Last night, President Trump said the FBI raid was a disgrace, part of a witch hunt, an attack on our country and mentioned that many people have encouraged him to fire Mr. Mueller. ‘We’ll see what happens,’ he concluded.”


Schumer argued that, “for months, Republicans have said that legislation to protect the special counsel is not needed because they’ve been assured by nameless people that the president won’t fire the special counsel.”

“That assurance has been shaken by the president’s comments last night.”

“The president suggests that the latest events are part of a partisan conspiracy against him,” he continued. “I’d remind the president that the source of the referral, special counsel Mueller is a lifelong Republican. The deputy attorney general who signed off on the referral, Rod Rosenstein, is a Republican appointed by President Trump.”

Schumer specifically called on the Senate to “take steps to protect the special counsel from political interference.”

“We have several bipartisan bills designed to do just that,” he explained. “Majority Leader McConnell should bring them to the floor and let us debate them very soon.”

Schumer followed his floor speech with several tweets on the issue.

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