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Senate leader refuses vote to protect Russia probe (Congress)

Mitch McConnell has refused to hold a vote that would keep Robert Mueller in post should Trump decide to fire him. Mueller has been leading the special investigation into Russian meddling in the US presidential election. Yet Senate majority leader McConnell has justified his decision by arguing there is no indication that Trump would sack Mueller. The tweet below suggests otherwise. 


Use this example to show the influence of party leaders, who can prevent floor votes on important issues. You can also use this example to show how Trump has divided the GOP, since many Republican lawmakers wanted to vote on this bill. Finally, this example also demonstrates how partisanship is preventing meaning oversight. 

Scooter Libby pardoned by Trump (Presidency)

Trump nominates his personal doctor for cabinet post (presidency)