Cornyn says he's out of running for FBI director, will remain in Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn will remain in the U.S. Senate after he released a statement on Tuesday regarding the FBI Director vacancy.

Cornyn’s statement:

“I have always considered public service to be a great privilege. How I can best serve my fellow Texans and my country has and will continue to be, my guiding principle.

Now more than ever the country needs a well-credentialed, independent FBI Director. 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.

Working for 28 million Texans in the U.S. Senate is an honor I never expected to have, and one I cherish each and every day. I’m eager to continue working with the Administration and the rest of my colleagues to make Texas and our country stronger.”

On Friday night, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl reported Cornyn was set to be interviewed for the FBI Director job. Cornyn is a Texas republican and a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.

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