U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Tuesday to confirm Christopher Wray of Georgia to be director of the FBI. Prior to the vote, Isakson delivered remarks on the Senate floor urging his colleagues to support Wray (see above video). Wray was confirmed by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 92-5.
“At a time when we are looking for someone to do the job well, fairly and impartially, and without any question of impropriety, Christopher Wray is exactly that type of person,” said Isakson. “He’s a dedicated, committed prosecutor who has been selected many times to work for the Department of Justice. Christopher Wray is the type of person Americans are looking for as the chief law enforcement officer of our country. I urge the members of the Senate to heartily vote in support of Christopher Wray as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the United States of America.” View Isakson’s full remarks here.
U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga. “Americans need someone they can trust to lead our nation’s highest law enforcement agency. I am confident that Christopher Wray will uphold the values and integrity of our Justice system as he works every day to keep Americans safe. There’s no question, his experience and qualifications make him the right person to take on this significant role. I’m delighted with his confirmation and I’m looking forward to working with Director Wray as he assumes his new post at the FBI.”
Background: Wray was nominated by President Trump to serve as FBI director on June 7, 2017. Wray served as assistant attorney general under former President George W. Bush and led the criminal division of the Department of Justice from 2003 to 2005. Previously, he served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta.