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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), while questioning the nominee for FBI director, Christopher Wray, today in the Senate Judiciary Committee, secured a promise that the potential FBI director will help New Orleans’ growing crime problem.

“We have an extraordinary crime problem in New Orleans.  The city is rapidly becoming the murder and armed robbery capital of the western hemisphere.  Something needs to change before New Orleans becomes the next Detroit,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “That’s why I asked Mr. Wray if I could count on him to give the city of New Orleans advice and help with our growing crime problem.  Because right now the city of New Orleans is losing its fight against crime.”

Mr. Wray responded to the Senator’s request saying: “Sen. (Kennedy), you can count on me to take a hard look and figure out how we can be more effective in New Orleans.”

To watch Sen. Kennedy’s questioning of Christopher Wray, click below: