Friends say Judge Merrick Garland, who President Barack Obama had tried to get on the Supreme Court, is not interested in the FBI director's job, The Washington Post is reporting.
The nomination of Garland to the high court was blocked by Senate Republicans. But now some GOP lawmakers have raised the possibility of Garland replacing ousted James Comey at the FBI, according to The Post.
Included in those pushing for Garland are two Utah Republican lawmakers, Sen. Mike Lee and Orin Hatch, who have urged the White House to include his name for consideration, The Hill reported.
While Garland has not commented on the post, friends said he has no interest in leaving his job as the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, according to The Post.
"He loves his job and is not interested in leaving the judiciary," one friend who asked not to be named, told the newspaper.
And two friends of Garland also tell NPR's Carrie Johnson he wants to remain a judge.
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