The New York Times reported Friday that John Cornyn was one of the four candidates under consideration to replace James Comey, the fired FBI director. Although the story indicted that the senior senator from Texas was happy to stay in the United States Senate, there is a strong argument that the Republicans would get a broader benefit from such a move compared to the other candidates.
First, make no mistake. Despite all precedent, the illegitimate president’s goal will be to make this a political appointment. It won’t be based on competence or understanding of law enforcement as much as the Cheato-in-Chief’s main criterion: loyalty. That will drive the new director to support and implement partisan approaches to the FBI’s tasks. And among those four, who better than someone who has placed party before country and campaign contributors before constituents? Cornyn.