Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) on Tuesday took himself out of the running to be the next director of the FBI.
“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,” Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said in a statement.
“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,” he added.