Senate Confirms Trump’s FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray
Tuesday, the Senate confirmed President Trump’s nomination of Christopher Wray for FBI director.
President Trump fired James Comey back in May and his successor is already being dubbed by liberal media outlets as the “anti-Comey”.
President Trump tweeted back on June 7 his intent to nominate Wray, “I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow.”
I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2017
The Hill reported:
The Senate easily confirmed President Trump’s pick to lead the FBI on Tuesday, following the abrupt firing of James Comey earlier this year.
Senators voted 92-5 on Christopher Wray’s nomination to lead the bureau. Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Ron Wyden (Ore.), Jeff Merkley (Ore.) and Ed Markey (Mass.) voted against the confirmation.
Tuesday’s vote caps off a largely low-drama confirmation process for Wray, who was approved unanimously by the Judiciary Committee late last month.
Wray, during his confirmation, told the Senate panel that he would be acting independently of the President that appointed him adding, according to Newsweek:
“I believe to my core that there’s only one right way to do this job, and this is with strict independence, by the book, playing it straight, faithful to the Constitution, faithful to our laws, and faithful to the best practices of the institution.”