Rep. Peters Calls on GOP Colleagues to Protect Mueller, Supports Special Counsel Independence Protection Act
March 19, 2018
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced his support for the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act, which would create a judicial check on the executive branch’s ability to remove a special counsel. He released the following statement regarding protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
“We have to fight to protect our democracy every day, and it is well past time for my Republican colleagues to stand with us in bipartisan defense of our electoral process,” said Rep. Peters. “Earlier this month, I cosponsored the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act, an important step toward ensuring that Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation can continue unimpeded. The American people deserve transparency and Congress must stand together as patriots and allow Robert Mueller to finish his work. I call on Speaker Ryan to schedule this important Act for a vote.
Peters additionally cosponsored the Protecting Our Democracy Act, which would create a National Commission on Foreign Interference in the 2016 Election to allow for a full Congressional investigation unimpeded by jurisdictional and partisan barriers.