Prior to the confirmation vote, a number of senators came to the floor to praise Mueller for his service.
Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyGOP senator: Trump budget chief could face confirmation 'problems' Jeff Sessions will protect life Justice, FBI to be investigated over Clinton probes MORE (R-Iowa) said that even though the FBI has not operated perfectly since Mueller took over, the director has worked hard to improve the agency and deal honestly with congressional oversight.
“I appreciate his candor and I believe the FBI is in good hands with his leadership,” Grassley said.
“I truly believe he represents the highest and the best ideals of American patriotism,” Sessions said.
Mueller’s current term expires Aug. 2.