During an interview on CNN “State of the Union,” the Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said that he supports the blocking the next FBI director until a special prosecutor is named to investigate Russia election collusion.
During his appearance Schumer said:
“We’ll have to discuss it as a caucus, but I would support that move,”
However, Schumer admitted that under the filibuster rule changes which were initiated by former Majority LeHarry Reid (D-NV), they cannot block the nomination. “The key here, of course, is getting some of our Republican colleagues to join us,” Schumer admitted.
The task of finding Republican support could be daunting for the Democrats considering almost none of the Republicans have called for a special prosecutor and the reason they claim is that there are no crimes to prosecute. At this time the investigation is centered around former Trump aids, and the investigation has not centered around the President.
The White House has interviewed several candidates to replace Comey and Democrats will meet this week to confirm a plan of action moving forward.
Some Activists groups and some in the base of the Democrat party are calling for a complete shutdown of the government. But, as of right now that is not something the Democrats in the Senate are fond of doing.
Do you support the Democrats shutting the government down? Do you think we should have a special prosecutor?