"I don't think he should fire Mueller, and I don't think he's going to, so this is a piece of legislation that is not necessary, in my judgment", Mcconnell said on Fox News. "And just [as] a practical matter even if we passed it, why would he sign it?", McConnell asked rhetorically on Tuesday.
"We're having this discussion with the American people", McConnell said.
"Obviously, enough your colleagues fear it enough to say it should be in there", Cavuto said.
He continued: "I'm the one who decides what we take to the floor", he said. "We'll be having this in ground from their Senate". Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat, and Thom Tillis, a North Carolina Republican.
His comments came amid widespread opposition to the bill among members of his caucus, with several Republican senators saying the bill is unconstitutional.
What is beyond that sort of debate is the idea that there is "no indication" that Trump might fire Mueller.
"It's about as popular as cholera with the leader in the Senate and it's about as popular as malaria in the House", said Louisiana Sen.
"Well, I don't think he should fire Mueller".
The bulk leader arrived strongly against attempts by Trump and household Republicans to reduce a few spending from the1.3 trillion budget bill signed.
The bill would also provide the special counsel a 10-day window during which the special counsel could seek an expedited judicial review by a panel of judges to determine if the removal was justified.
"In early December, President Trump, furious over news reports about a new round of subpoenas from the office of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, told advisers in no uncertain terms that Mr. Mueller's investigation had to be shut down". I don't think the president's going to do that.
Republicans who have talked to the White House nearly uniformly have held the line that Trump will not fire Mueller or Rosenstein - including Tillis and Graham, who say they are pushing the legislation because it would be good policy under any president. Alongside with McConnell, Rand Paul, Jeff Merkley, and Ron Wyden are supporting the bill.