Statement from U.S. Rep John Katko Regarding FBI Director James Comey

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement regarding the termination of FBI Director James Comey:

“The American people and Congress deserve a clear explanation into the rationale and timing of Director Comey’s termination.  I expect to learn more in the coming days.   Moving forward, it is imperative that a qualified, independent, and respected individual be nominated in a timely manner to lead the FBI.  No matter who leads the Bureau, it is of utmost importance that the men and women of the FBI are able to continue their high quality and independent work, including the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.”

Congressman John Katko represents the 24th Congressional District, which includes all of Onondaga, Cayuga, and Wayne Counties and a portion of Oswego County.  For more information, please visit or