But when Fox News broke a short list of people who would be interviewing for the job with Cornyn on it, the speculation broke in two ways. Moreover, as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and being equal in tenure to Cornyn (both being class of '03), Graham's opposition could put a major spanner in the works for any potential plans for his Texas colleague's move to the J. Edgar Hoover Building.
In a petition protesting Cornyn's planned appearance Saturday, students had cited various stances he has taken, including his confirmation votes in favor of DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and his low rating by the NAACP. John Cornyn, an Austin Republican, as one of three commencement speakers along with Democratic U.S. Reps.
Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted Saturday he was pleased that President Donald Trump was considering Sen.
Whether Cornyn wants to give up his senate seat is unclear.
Senate Democrats likely will stall on whomever Trump nominates while Republican senators such as Susan Collins of ME and Lindsey Graham of SC have voiced concerns over nominating someone to the position who works in a partisan environment. He has previously served as the Texas Attorney General, an associate justice on the Texas Supreme Court and as a Texas district court judge.
A former homeland security and counterterrorism adviser is scheduled to interview for Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Graham argued that this was a bad time for the White House to pick any nominee, no matter how qualified, if they were to come with partisan political baggage.
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.
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Naqvi referred to the issue now before the Supreme Court - and being discussed by organisations representing Muslims and others. Sibal further said court should not intervene in matters of faith. "We will keep them pending for future", the top court said.
"If you assume that, this strikes me as a lousy way to do it", he said.
In an online appeal for signatures, she said that "Cornyn and his political party create and support policies that cause harm to marginalized communities".
Trump acknowledged in an interview with NBC News published on Thursday he was thinking of the Russian Federation controversy when he chose to fire Comey.
Adam Lee, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Richmond, Va., office, was the latest to join a roster that is expected to balloon to as many as a dozen names.
"I think it requires somebody like me, a Republican, to call Comey before the [Senate] Judiciary Committee", the SC senator said.
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