Jim Comey Gets Senate Confirmation as FBI Director Nominee

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
July 29, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Jim Comey, who was nominated by President Barack Obama as the next director of the FBI, got enough votes from the Senate to be confirmed by the body, reported Charlie Kaye of CBS News. 

Obama nominated Comey on June 21 and in his remarks with the announcement said that he is a man of “fierce independence and his deep integrity.”

“Jim understands that in time of crisis, we aren’t judged solely by how many plots we disrupt or how many criminals we bring to justice — we’re also judged by our commitment to the Constitution that we’ve sworn to defend, and to the values and civil liberties that we’ve pledged to protect,” said Obama. ” And as we’ve seen in recent days, this work of striking a balance between our security, but also making sure we are maintaining fidelity to those values that we cherish is a constant mission.  That’s who we are. 

Comey will replace Bob Mueller, who served for the last 12 years. 

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.