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On the Democratic side, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of El Paso is already running to challenge Cruz, but if Cornyn's seat were up, he could first run for that and still run against Cruz if he doesn't win.
Cornyn was one of several candidates interviewed on Friday at the Department of Justice.
Students were planning to stand up silently and turn their backs on Cornyn when he spoke, a leader of the protests told the Houston Chronicle, insisting that they had no plans to be violent. The White House denied that Trump threatened Comey, who was sacked by him early this week. That decision followed clashes over President Donald Trump, and the cancellation of an appearance by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos amid destructive student disturbances.
According to TSU's calendar, U.S. Reps. But in the days afterward, the White House struggled to maintain a consistent explanation for the firing, with Trump contradicting his communications team and saying it was "not possible" for them to be accurate all the time.
Senator John Cornyn of Texas is one of at least 10 people under consideration by the White House to replace fired FBI Director James Comey.
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Cornyn, 65, a member of Senate leadership as majority whip who is as establishment and predictable a political figure as the president is an unpredictable political outsider, didn't rule out accepting the job if it were offered.
Cornyn's inclusion on the list came even as historically black Texas Southern University canceled Cornyn's planned Saturday commencement address amid opposition from students upset about his politics. He was appointed acting director of the agency after Comey was sacked.
All four will be interviewed by Sessions and Rosenstein, the two top officials in the Justice Department.
"We asked Senator Cornyn to instead visit with our students again at a future date in order to keep the focus on graduates and their families", the post said.
The senator's office said Friday that he respected the decision and looked forward to visiting in the future. Garcia served as assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and as the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he led the investigation into a prostitution ring that ultimately forced New York Governor Eliot Spitzer to resign. The investigation led to the discovery of Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.