August 01, 2017

Wyden Votes ‘No’ on Nomination of Christopher Wray to lead FBI

Washington, D.C. – Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., voted against confirming Christopher Wray as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations today.

“In his public and private statements, Chris Wray failed to oppose government backdoors into Americans’ personal devices, or to acknowledge the facts about encryption – that it isn’t about liberty versus security, it’s about more security versus less security. While I appreciate his willingness to continue studying the issue, other officials who have talked about finding common ground have turned around and sought to fatally undermine the cornerstone of Americans’ cybersecurity. Therefore, I voted no on Mr. Wray’s nomination.”