Alexander Statement on FBI Director James Comey

Posted on May 10, 2017

WASHINGTON, May 10 — United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on FBI Director James Comey:

“It would have been easier to explain if the president had fired the FBI Director earlier when Senator Schumer and other Democrats said they’d lost confidence in Mr. Comey. Given the timing, it’s imperative that the Senate, through its confirmation process, makes certain that the new FBI Director is a person of unquestioned integrity who can lead the FBI and can continue investigating Russian involvement in our elections.”