May 18 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed to serve as special counsel:

“Robert Mueller is an excellent choice for special counsel, and I welcome his appointment. He has a well-deserved reputation for fairness and independence from political pressure, and I have confidence he will lead this investigation with professionalism and impartiality, taking it wherever the facts may lead.

“The Senate Intelligence Committee, led by Chairman Burr, is currently conducting a bipartisan investigation, and I expect Director Mueller will work with the Committee to ensure their investigation can move forward unimpeded.”