The Senate has just confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to head the FBI, Christopher Wray.
Wray will be filling the vacancy left by the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
Per Town Hall:
Christopher Wray has been confirmed by the Senate to be the new FBI Director. Wray was confirmed by a vote of 95 to 5.
Wray had a relatively painless confirmation process, and managed to win over the support of most of the Senate’s Democrats. Only Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ed Markey (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) voted against Wray’s confirmation.
Trump nominated Wray the last week of June, who says he is “honored and humbled.”
Per Washington Examiner:
If confirmed for a 10-year term, Wray would replace James Comey, who Trump fired in May.
“I am honored and humbled to be nominated by the president to lead the FBI, the premier law enforcement organization in the world,” Wray said in a statement released by the Justice Department. “From my earliest days working with agents as a line prosecutor to my time working with them at the Department of Justice in the aftermath of 9/11, I have been inspired by the men and women of the FBI – inspired by their professionalism, integrity, courage, and sacrifice for the public. If confirmed, it will be a privilege and honor to once again work with them. America faces grave threats both here and abroad, and the FBI, in concert with its federal, state, and local partners continues to work steadfastly to prevent and hold accountable those responsible for these threats. I look forward to the confirmation process, and pledge my complete commitment to fairly and honorably protecting our country and upholding our Constitution and laws.”