To the chagrin on many Americans, FBI director James Comey let it be known that he isn’t going anywhere any time soon.
“You’re stuck with me for another 6 ½ years,” the Obama appointee said Wednesday.
Comey made the comment at a Boston College conference on cybersecurity, saying he plans to serve his entire 10-year term, Politico reported. He was first tapped to lead the bureau in 2013 by then-President Barack Obama.
— POLITICO (@politico) March 8, 2017
As for how long Comey remains, that is ultimately up to the discretion of the president.
A common theme on social media in response to his comment was to say if you’re going to stick around, then “do your job!”
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
— AntiObsceneTangerine (@Nowakgg) March 8, 2017
— (((Jim F))) (@HornintheOzarks) March 8, 2017
— bob sondag (@Education35) March 8, 2017
— Dan The MAGA Man ? (@Daniel_Ohana) March 9, 2017
— Emerald Queen (@ShawnaGrafton) March 8, 2017
— Marley Car (@marley_car) March 8, 2017
— Uche Nwakudu (@UcheNwakudu) March 8, 2017
— Yankeesfan66 (@Rangersfan66) March 8, 2017
— Mauricio D Mendez (@mauriciod44) March 9, 2017
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