Our nation is at an historic moment. Two months ago, the American people spoke, and demanded a new dawn.And:
They called upon the beauty of our Constitution: our system of checks and balances that protects our democracy, remembering that the legislative branch is Article I: the first branch of government, co-equal to the president and judiciary.
We have no illusions that our work will be easy, that all of us in this chamber will always agree. But let each of us pledge that when we disagree, we will respect each other and we will respect the truth.And:
Our common cause is to find and forge a way forward for our country. Let us stand for the people – to promote liberty and justice for all;And then there's this:
New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler reintroduced a bill Thursday preventing President Trump from firing Robert Mueller for anything but serious misconduct or other “good cause.”Here is the legislation, as introduced By Representative Nadler last April.
The legislation, dubbed the “Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act,” has received bipartisan backing in the past, but Trump-loyal Republican House brass and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked the measure from ever becoming law.
That changed Thursday, as Democrats reclaimed control of the House.
Its Senate counterpart, introduced by Senator Lindsay Graham, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee 14-7. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to allow a Senate vote on it.