Senate Judiciary Committee saw a rare display of bipartisanship over Russia probe
Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., left, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., were among four Republicans on the Judiciary Committee who joined the Democrats in approving legislation designed to safeguard the special counsel from being arbitrarily fired. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Washington, as we know, is riven by vicious partisanship, with those on the right and left at each other’s throats over the most pressing issue that this nation has faced in decades. We are, of course, talking about the violently differing opinions and never-ending hot takes about Michelle Wolf’s comedy act at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.
Amid the nonstop invective, it was easy to have missed Capitol Hill’s equivalent of Halley’s Comet — a rare celestial display of welcome bipartisanship in a matter relating to Donald Trump and Robert Mueller. The Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday, by a 14-7 vote (with four Republicans joining the panel’s Democrats in the majority), approved legislation designed to safeguard the special counsel from being arbitrarily fired by Trump. The bill was designed to protect Mueller from the wrath of a cornered president.