Washington, D.C. — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released this statement following the announcement that former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has been dismissed from the Bureau.

“I applaud Attorney General Jeff Sessions for taking action and firing former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe prior to his scheduled retirement.

“Mr. McCabe’s actions have tarnished the reputation of the FBI, America’s premier law enforcement agency.  In his capacity as Deputy Director, Mr. McCabe reportedly leaked internal information to the media and subsequently misled investigators about his actions. This is simply unacceptable and warrants dismissal.

“Mr. McCabe’s firing, following an internal investigation and report by career civil servants at the FBI and DOJ, is important but more must be done to root out the problems at the FBI.  I remain extremely troubled by the decisions made by the Bureau during the 2016 presidential election and the role senior FBI officials played in these questionable decisions and irregularities.”