On Wednesday, Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Chris Coons took to the Senate floor to sell what has been deemed by experts to be unconstitutional bill in an effort to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Flake has vowed to block all judicial nominees until his fellow senators meet his demands.
The outgoing Flake’s lack of popularity kept him from running to keep his Senate seat, but it has not kept him from using what power he has left to block justice.
Flake is demanding the immediate passage of S. 2644, the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act.
While Flake has shown no interest in election irregularities this cycle, his bill is intended to “protect” Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
On Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz said Flake’s bill was unconstitutional. “We had a bill come through the Judiciary Committee that tried to make it impossible for a special counsel to be removed,” said Cruz of Flake’s bill, “I believe that legislation was unconstitutional, that it was inconsistent with Article II of the Constitution.”
In April, Cruz was joined by GOP Senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mike Lee, Ben Sasse, Michael Crapo, and John Kennedy, in rejecting the bill.