Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford issued a statement Tuesday after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.
The junior senator from Oklahoma says he's grateful for Comey's service and described the FBI director's position as "an incredibly difficult job." Lankford said in a statement after Comey's firing Tuesday that "the American people need clarity and deserve an explanation for his immediate firing."
Read the statement below:
"James Comey had an incredibly difficult job in his role as FBI Director and I am grateful for his service. The issues that our law enforcement, intelligence community, and congressional committees deal with each day are very sensitive and have life or death implications. Director Comey has been the public face representing thousands of committed law enforcement officers and civil servants within the intelligence community. In the days ahead, the American people need clarity and deserve an explanation for his immediate firing. It is unfortunate that over the past year the Director had lost the trust of so many people on both sides of the aisle. It is now important that the Senate confirm the next FBI Director with a thorough and fair process."
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