In a visit to Capitol Hill Wednesday morning, Vice President Mike Pence backed President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey Tuesday evening.
"This was the right decision at the right time," Pence told reporters. "The President took strong, decisive action. I'm grateful for the action the President has taken."
"It was time for a fresh start at the FBI," Pence continued, adding the President's decision was "solely and exclusively based on his commitment to the best interests of the American people."
Pence is on the Hill today to start the search for a new Director. In the meantime, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has been appointed Acting Director.
"The President is going to take the time to find the individual with the right experience to lead the FBI," Pence said.