McConnell says he won't allow vote on bill to protect Mueller because Trump wouldn't sign it
Mitch McConnell who is blocking a bill to protect special prosecutor Robert Mueller/Screenshot

Donald Trump is not going to fire Robert Mueller, says Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell.


But just in case he does—well, Republicans don't want to do anything.

McConnell told Fox News Neil Patrick Cavuto that he won't allow a bill to protect Mueller.

"I don't think the president is going to do that, McConnell said. "And just as a practical matter, if we passed it, why would he sign it?"

Cavuto failed to make the obvious follow-up: Even if Trump refused to sign the bill, the Senate could override his veto with 67 votes.

"It's not necessary in my judgement," McConnell said.

"Obviously, enough your colleagues fear it enough to say it should be in there," Cavuto said.

"I'm the one who decides what we take to the floor," McConnell said. "And we will not be having this on the floor of the senate."