Pavlich: Dems Only Want to Prevent Mueller Firing to Preserve Russia 'Talking Point'
Amid persistent speculation that President Trump could try to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that legislation designed to protect Mueller from being dismissed was "not necessary" and would not be brought to the Senate floor.
"There’s no indication that Mueller’s going to be fired," McConnell said on "Your World with Neil Cavuto" on Tuesday. "I don't think the president's going to do that, and just as a practical matter, even if we passed [the bill], why would he sign it?"
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) slammed McConnell's decision, saying, "It's a mistake not to pass legislation to protect the investigation. We ought to head off a constitutional crisis at the pass, rather than waiting until it's too late."
Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich said Democrats aren't truly interested in avoiding a "constitutional crisis," but are more concerned with protecting their political talking point of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
"That's all they have at this point," Pavlich said on "Outnumbered" on Wednesday.
She said on the other side, some of President Trump's most ardent supporters want Mueller fired, so the issue has become a "political minefield."
Democratic political analyst Richard Fowler said Trump continues to "engage" by tweeting in opposition to the probe, calling it a "witch hunt." He argued that the legislation, even if it is not signed, will show that Congress stands in support of Mueller and future special counsels.
"If I was the president's lawyer, I'd say, if you don't think you did anything wrong, ignore it and continue being President of the United States."
Watch more discussion from "Outnumbered" above.