It would be better for current FBI Director James Comey to keep his job than have him replaced by President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE, says one Democratic lawmaker.

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said he wouldn't call on Comey to resign over his actions in the election for fear of the alternative. He also said he still had trust in Comey's judgment. 


"The confidence of many members of Congress was quite low ... I was asked the question 'should FBI director Comey be called on to resign?' And I would say the answer to that is no," Castro said in an interview with MSNBC.

"I still trust his judgement and his independence from the incoming president and the incoming administration more than I would trust anybody who Donald Trump appoints to take that job right now," he said.

"It would still be better to keep him in place as somebody who is independent and didn't come in from Donald Trump," Castro added.

Comey met behind closed doors with House Democrats on Friday, who confronted him over his role in the presidential election. 

Comey a week before the election announced the FBI was again looking at Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bernie Sanders records announcement video ahead of possible 2020 bid Overnight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants MORE's email, a move the Clinton campaign blamed for her loss to Donald Trump.