Blumenthal, Murphy Vote for Trump’s New FBI DirectorAugust 2, 2017
The senators were on the winning side of a 92-5 vote for Christopher Wray, President Trump's pick to lead the FBI after Trump fired James Comey.
Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) voted for Christopher Wray, President Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), on Tuesday night.
Wray was confirmed by an overwhelming 92-5 vote in the U.S. Senate.
Even the five votes against Wray were unprecedented, as CNN pointed out they were five of the six Senate votes ever cast against an FBI nominee. One senator voted against James Comey’s confirmation in 2013.
Blumenthal released a statement and a series of tweets about his decision after the vote, saying he believes Wray will “uphold integrity of the Bureau & independence of Russia investigation.”
I voted to confirm Chris Wray as FBI Director because I believe he'll uphold integrity of the Bureau & independence of Russia investigation.
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) August 1, 2017
Murphy was silent about the vote on Twitter and on his website as of Wednesday morning.
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