Senate GOPer On Comey Firing: ‘A Fresh Start’ Will Serve Nation ‘Well’

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. questions FBI Director James Comey as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, before the committee's hearing: "Oversight of th... Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. questions FBI Director James Comey as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, before the committee's hearing: "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) MORE LESS
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May 9, 2017 6:03 p.m.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued a statement Tuesday responding to President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.

“I know this was a difficult decision for all concerned. I appreciate Director Comey’s service to our nation in a variety of roles,” Graham said. “Given the recent controversies surrounding the director, I believe a fresh start will serve the FBI and the nation well. I encourage the President to select the most qualified professional available who will serve our nation’s interests.”

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