John Cornyn would be speaking at their graduation. The Texan's seat is safe for as long as he wants it but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is gearing up for reelection in 2020 and has shown no signs of giving up the top leadership post, meaning Cornyn could be waiting almost a decade for a shot at the top job. There is a catch, however. Cornyn will hit his limit in January 2019.
The Trump administration is said to be considering close to a dozen candidates for the position, including Gowdy, formerly a federal prosecutor who sits on the House Intelligence Committee.
President Donald Trump is looking for a replacement after he abruptly firedJames Comey on Tuesday.
So that leaves Trump to choose a figure without a national profile like former assistant attorney general Alice Fisher or New York Court of Appeals judge Michael Garcia, or a more known quantity like Cornyn. He has served Texas in the Senate since 2003. They must be confirmed by the Senate.
"If this were any other circumstance, any other president, you might find Cornyn at the top of that list, and maybe not even a controversial listing", Rottinghaus says. In Washington, the speculation turned on who would rise to the majority whip position in the Senate.
Gov. Greg Abbott would get to appoint a temporary successor to Cornyn, who would serve until the November general election, when all candidates of all parties would compete to serve the remainder of Cornyn's term. Student protests have caused several cancellations nationwide of mostly conservative speakers.
If Cornyn were selected, there likely would be Democratic concern about handing over the nation's premier law enforcement agency to a Republican who - despite being considered an affable senator - has served as a prominent partisan attack dog.
John Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican in the US Senate, is among the four people slated to be interviewed by the Justice Department to be the FBI's new director in the wake of James Comey's ouster, Politico and the Washington Post report. You may recall that McConnell blocked a confirmation vote on Garland's appointment by then-President Obama to the Supreme Court previous year.
GOP Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said he would like to see the nominee pass with bipartisan support - a feat which could prove hard for Cornyn.
"Director Comey enjoyed broad support within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and still does today", he told the committee.
"Cornyn is fine; he's a great leader". If there were any hard feelings, Cornyn and Rubio seemed to have made up.
Trump also tweeted a warning to Comey on Friday, saying he "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press". If Trump can't see that, Cornyn and Rogers should ponder Graham's words - and withdraw their names from consideration. I have no evidence that the president colluded with the Russians at all.
Cornyn also miffed Democrats earlier this year by resisting calls for a special counsel to investigate the Trump/Russia claims.
Mike Brown will still be coaching the team, and it's unclear whether Kerr will be near the bench or elsewhere in Oracle Arena. The Warriors did not come out sharply this afternoon, as the Spurs opened up a 20-point lead at halftime, 62-42.
Qureshi also stressed on the fact that assistance in investigation was a "fundamental requirement" for consular access. A State Department spokesperson said, "We believe India and Pakistan stand to benefit from practical cooperation".
As of early this morning, the BC Green Party does. "So it is my intention to continue to lead British Columbia's government". But Weaver said it was too soon to say whether he will back the NDP or Liberals in B.C.'s new minority parliament.
Valdez's brother Rafael said the reporter had been "very happy" in recent days and had not indicated that he had received threats. The cartel is believed to be responsible for an estimated 25% of all illegal drugs that enter the United States via Mexico.
Most other malicious programs rely on humans to spread by tricking them into clicking on an attachment harbouring the attack code. The company said the virus has been localized and "technical work is underway to destroy it and update the antivirus protection".
Omer Fatih Sayan said the country's cyber security center is continuing operations against the malicious software. His concerns were echoed by James Clapper, former director of national intelligence under President Barack Obama.
The spokesman, Jan Op Gen Oorth, declined to give further details Friday so as not to jeopardize the ongoing investigations. F-Secure on Friday says it's gotten reports from more than 60 countries. "Talk about a wake-up call", Hypponen said.
But Sanders, who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination previous year , said the U.S. should look to Australia on health. "Again, he was complimenting the prime minister and we're focused on a healthcare plan that works here".
But mutual distrust between Palestinians and Israelis will be a formidable, if not impossible, barrier for Trump to overcome. Trump called on Palestinians to renounce violence and to unite both Fatah and Hamas to negotiate with Israel.
Vitalii Sediuk is famous for his pranks as past year he assaulted Kim Kardashian and Gigi Hadid during their visits in Paris. The flasher draped in an Australian flag has turned out to be Ukranian media personality Vitalii Sediuk , ABC reports .
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