Trump's FBI director pick Christopher Wray gets bipartisan endorsements

The president announced Christopher Wray as his nominee today.

Shortly after Wray's nomination was announced, reactions started to roll in.

"Good choice. Oversaw Enron case, which I also spent years of my life on. He was very fair. I endorse," Eisen wrote in a Tweet.

"He's very respected in white collar bar (where i practiced for decades before becoming watchdog), did good job on enron, i endorse him," he wrote in a second Tweet.

"Important not to confuse lawyers and their clients; I repped some controversial folks too before becoming a watchdog! wray is a good choice," Eisen wrote in one such response.

"Wray probably the best choice from the WH short list, His record in the Bush DOJ deserves scrutiny, but he's a serious, respectable pick," Miller wrote on Twitter.

The support extends into the Trump administration. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a statement calling Wray "an extraordinary person, possessing all the gifts necessary to be a great Director of the FBI."

Sessions, who reportedly offered his resignation to Trump, went on to "congratulate President Trump for choosing a leader of proven skill, independence, and integrity, a man in whom all Americans can have confidence."

"The President asked us to look for an FBI Director who has integrity, who understands and is committed to the rule of law, and who is dedicated to protecting the American people from crime, gangs, and terrorists," Sessions' statement concluded. "We have found our man in Chris Wray."

"I thought we should have a career person take over the FBI, someone with a deep bench of experience," Ryan said. "He certainly seems to fit that bill."

The FBI Agents Association issued a statement after the announcement of Wray's nomination, neither endorsing nor opposing the pick.

"I don't know Christopher Wray. I hear he's got a good reputation," Warner said, "but clearly this is an effort by the president to try to distract attention from our hearings today and the hearings tomorrow."

The FBI director position has been open since Trump fired James Comey on May 9 and his former deputy Andrew McCabe has been acting director since. The position requires Senate confirmation.