Prior to the confirmation vote, a number of senators came to the floor to praise Mueller for his service.
Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyRNC head: Dems acting ‘petty’ to Gorsuch Dems delay Senate panel vote on Supreme Court nominee Grassley wants details on firm tied to controversial Trump dossier 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.
Sen. Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsICE chief faces rowdy crowd at Calif. forum Letters: Why is FDA favoring real cigarettes over fake ones? Overnight Cybersecurity: First GOP lawmaker calls for Nunes to recuse himself | DHS misses cyber strategy deadline | Dems push for fix to cellphone security flaw MORE (R-Ala.) also praised Mueller.
“I truly believe he represents the highest and the best ideals of American patriotism,” Sessions said.
Mueller’s current term expires Aug. 2.