'This Is So Stupid': Boothe, Spicer Say Senate Action Not Needed to Protect Mueller
The "Outnumbered" panel on Wednesday discussed proposed legislation that would protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The bill is backed by Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who said he won't support the president's pending judicial nominations until the measure is considered by the Senate.
Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said he won't bring the bill to a floor vote, saying it's unnecessary, as Trump has given no indication he plans to fire Mueller, who's investigating Russia's election meddling.
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer agreed with McConnell, calling the special counsel protection legislation "a solution in search of a problem."
"This is political theater at its best," Spicer said. "They are talking about a problem that doesn't exist. No one's talking about firing Mueller. Everybody's talking about cooperating with him, the White House has turned over countless documents and witnesses, the president's cooperated."
Melissa Francis and Harris Faulkner suggested that if there truly is no chance that Mueller will be fired, McConnell should just allow the bill to go to the floor.
Lisa Boothe disagreed, arguing that Mueller already has too much authority and the scope of his probe is already too wide.
"So why give him further protection? Also, there's nothing to protect," she said, noting that Trump's legal team has submitted written answers to question from Mueller.
"What's the point. This is so stupid."
Senate Republicans blocked the three senators' attempts to bring the bill to the floor Tuesday afternoon.
Democrat Leslie Marshall said Mueller must be protected from "further obstruction" from Trump or the new acting attorney general.
Watch the "Outnumbered" discussion above.