Florida Senator Bill Nelson released a statement on Tuesday afternoon following news that FBI Director James Comey had been fired by President Donald Trump.
The brief statement from Nelson calls for an independent commission to investigate the possiblity of Russia interference into last year’s election.
“Now it is more clear than ever that we need an independent commission to get to the truth of Russia’s interference with our election.” says Nelson.
The White House says it was the former FBI Director’s handling of Hillary Clinton probe that lead to his dismissal and that his departure was needed to ensure that the FBI “restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission”
Nelson’s colleague, Marco Rubio has not commented on the President’s decision.