john cornyn

Sen. John Cornyn has asked to be removed from consideration to be the next FBI director, the Texan said in a statement:

“Now more than ever the country needs a well-credentialed, independent FBI Director. I’ve informed the Administration that I’m committed to helping them find such an individual, and that the best way I can serve is continuing to fight for a conservative agenda in the US Senate.”

Cornyn and at least seven other candidates interviewed with Justice Department officials about the position this weekend.