Now I don't fault the Democrats for what they do because it's what they do. Obfuscate, stall and use name calling to try and stop the Trump Train, which despite their efforts has found ways in many instances to get done the things that the President wanted to get done. But the RINOs, or moderates if you prefer, are really not Republicans at all. Their primary goal is to maintain their positions and their prestige, foremost in everything they do. And I don't use the term moderates because, at least in my humble opinion, a moderate in politics is a do nothing, waiting to see which way the wind is blowing. I don't think Americans vote for a candidate with that in mind.
Several of these so-called Republican Senators including Lindsey Graham (SC), Thom Tillis (NC) and Jeff Flake (AZ), just to name a few, have been working with the likes of Cory Booker (NJ) and Richard Blumethal (CT) to try and coddle together a way to protect Mueller from Trump. They are fearful that Trump might fire Mueller and damage their brand since they still sit on the Republican side of the aisle.
Trump isn't likely to fire anyone, but he will fight back vigorously and use his Twitter account to get out his message. Like it or not, it is effective and with a press corps that will never say a decent word about what he does, I can't blame him. And if you are a Conservative, think about the types of people the RINOs are working with. Senator Booker is the man who grilled Secretary of State-nominee Mike Pompeo over his Christian values. He clearly has deemed being a Christian to be a problem, even though Pompeo clearly stated he will follow the law. Blumenthal, another Northeasterner, represents a state which is financially devastated by big government routinely, hates guns and loves abortion under all circumstances. He rails on in speeches short on fact an heavy on emotion, not the type of person most Republicans should be working hand in hand with.
Well, yesterday, even Senate Majority Leader "Mitch" McConnell finally reached the point where he's had enough. He stated that if a Senate committee wants to debate the issue that's fine, but he's not going to allow any such legislation to reach the floor. McConnell, certainly not a Trump supporter and a man who has slow-walked much of the President's agenda, does at least recognize that such a step as is being proposed is a real threat to the separation of power of the three branches. Setting such a process in motion would be a bad precedent in a constitutional republic. Senator McConnell may be slow, but he "ain't" stupid. So, I must give him credit for making the right call on an issue that shouldn't even be considered.
Just another day in the United States Senate, I guess. It's a body designed for vigorous debate but one which has been relegated to accomplishing nothing worthwhile. Maybe a term limitation on these windbags would do some good. At least the deadwood, the geezers who have lived at least half of their adult lives sleeping in the chamber, might finally be forced to head for the retirement homes that they need. As Rand Paul said a few years ago, the "stale and mossy" Senate could use an airing out.