WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act:
“I’m grateful for Chairman Grassley’s leadership in brokering a compromise that resulted in the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act advancing through the Senate Judiciary Committee with strong bipartisan support.
“While I do not believe President Trump intends to remove Special Counsel Mueller, I believe this legislation has enduring value for future special counsel investigations. It will help ensure that special counsels have the independence they need to conduct fair and impartial investigations with appropriate reporting to Congress, which in turn will reaffirm the American people’s confidence in our nation’s rule of law.
“I’ve repeatedly said that it is the responsibility of the supporters of this legislation to build the support it needs for consideration on the floor of the Senate, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to build that support.”