John Cornyn, according to the Dallas Morning News, has removed himself from consideration to be the FBI Director.
From their story:
Just days after interviewing to become the next FBI director, Texas Sen. John Cornyn has removed himself from consideration, his office announced on Tuesday.
“Now more than ever the country needs a well-credentialed, independent FBI Director,” Cornyn said in a statement. “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 U.S. Senate.”
Cornyn, the Senate’s No. 2 leader, was one of several people said to be considered to replace ousted director James Comey. The former Texas attorney general, who also served on the Texas Supreme Court, met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions last weekend about the role.
The more interesting aspect comes next:
But he faced concerns from even within his own party about the wisdom of tapping a partisan to lead the FBI amid investigations into whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian counterparts to influence the 2016 election.
That raises the question: Why was he under consideration at all?
The same goes for Mike Rogers. The last thing Republicans want to do is attempt to confirm a person who has any political ties to Trump. I’d like to think Trump is not imbecilic enough to choose a partisan, but thinking things through is not the President’s strong suit.
That said, this is a good decision.