A cop shouldn’t be politicized. But rather than being a lawman he/she is a political appointment out of the gate and should be interviewed by someone other than the body that has an approval rating lower than the press.
Never do the people get to decide the character of the law enforcement leader and most often he is part and parcel of a system that recommended him in the first place. You may be right that electing law enforcement that is so far from the people, as a national top cop, is folly. Elections of county sheriffs all over the country work because the sheriff and his department are likely to have direct affect on their lives. Perhaps the FBI should go back to being the investigative agency they are suppose to be and let someone else do the arresting.
The DOJ is another interesting outfit. I read an article today where David Laufman, an Obama holdover and DOJ official that oversaws the probes of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and Russian interference in the 2016 election. In a comment he made this statement which struck me as perverse somehow:
“It’s tough to leave a mission this compelling and an institution as exceptional as the Department of Justice,” said Laufman, 59. “But I know that prosecutors and agents will continue to bring to their work precisely what the American people should expect: a fierce and relentless commitment to protect the national security of the United States.”
I thought we already had an NSA… and that the Department of Justice was to administer equal justice for the people… his statement almost sounded like the DOJ was a protective agency of the State.