The Republican in a closely watched suburban Atlanta congressional race is echoing the White House after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.
Karen Handel says Trump's move is "probably overdue." Her Wednesday statement says Comey "lost the confidence of Republicans, Democrats and broader institutions."
Handel says Trump should "quickly nominate a strong, independent" successor. But she makes no mention of the FBI's inquiry into Trump's ties to Russia, and she says nothing about calls for a special prosecutor.