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

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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.”