Flashback: Rand Paul Was The ONLY Senator To Vote Against Comey’s FBI Confirmation

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Only one lawmaker voted against FBI Director James Comey’s confirmation three years ago: Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

According to reports:

“The Senate on Monday approved James B. Comey to become the director of the FBI, giving an overwhelming bipartisan boost of approval to someone who has served presidents of both parties.

Mr. Comey overcame a last-minute objection by Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, who was trying to filibuster the nomination in order to force the FBI to explain its drone surveillance policy. Minutes before Monday’s vote Mr. Paulannounced he had gotten more details from the FBI and was dropping his blockade effort.

The 93-1 vote — Mr. Paul was the lone “no” vote — makes Mr. Comey the seventh director of the country’s top law enforcement agency, succeeding Robert S. Mueller III, who served for 12 years — the longest tenure since J. Edgar Hoover.”