ROKITA STATEMENT ON REMOVAL OF FBI DIRECTOR COMEY

May 10, 2017 Issues: Defense and National Security

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May 10, 2017

ROKITA STATEMENT ON REMOVAL OF FBI DIRECTOR COMEY

Danville, IN – Rep. Todd Rokita released the following statement responding to President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.

“The FBI Director serves at the pleasure of the President of the United States.  There is nothing unprecedented, or exceptional, about President Trump’s decision to fire Director Comey.  President Clinton fired an FBI Director in 1993.  It’s unfortunate to see many who turned a blind eye to Hillary Clinton’s scandals and demanded Comey’s firing back then now feign outrage and demand investigations to advance their political agenda.  I am confident President Trump will nominate an FBI director with the managerial skills, demonstrated track record of objectivity and commitment to the rule of law necessary to move the FBI beyond the political controversies of the last year.

“With grave security threats at home and abroad, I hope President Trump and the Senate move quickly to nominate and confirm Comey's successor and help the FBI keep America safe.”

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