Former Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Tuesday by not recommending criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her private email use, FBI Director James Comey had "rewritten a clearly worded federal criminal statute."
"While I have tremendous respect for the dedicated men and women of the FBI, I have serious concerns about the integrity of Director Comey’s decision, and how it threatens the rule of law,' the Texas senator said.
With the decision, the FBI director has "come dangerously close to saying that grossly negligent handling of classified information should not result in serious consequences for high-level officials," he added. "In a nation where the rule of law is supposed to matter, this is troubling.
"Yesterday, Americans celebrated the 240th birthday of our Republic. We honored not only those who fought and died to defend our way of life, but the constitutional Republic for which they sacrificed.
"If we are to remain a beacon of hope and freedom for the rest of the world, it is incumbent upon us to ensure that we remain a nation of laws, and that our laws apply equally and fairly to us all," Cruz said. "Under President Barack Obama, we have seen the most politicized Department of Justice in history.
"I very much hope that politicization has not similarly corrupted the Federal Bureau of Investigation."
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