Ray Kelly Brushes Aside Questions About His Future

Ray Kelly declined today to say if he was interested in or had been contacted about becoming the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

“I’m very happy where I am. Best job in America,” he told a scrum of reporters after a press conference at Grand Central Terminal with Department of Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano, Congressman Peter King and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. The group gathered there to announce a plan to scrap the old Bush administration’s terror alert system in favor of a new, streamlined system.

Senator Chuck Schumer has been pushing Kelly for the job and, according to Murray Weiss, the police commissioner is inclined to take it.

Asked if he has been asked to consider the job, Kelly told reporters, “I don’t want to discuss it.”

When one reporter followed-up by asking if that means a “yes or a no,” Kelly said, “It’s an ‘I don’t want to discuss it.'”

Asked if he would endorse Kelly for FBI Director, Congressman King said, “I endorse Ray for whatever he wants but he does an outstanding job as New York City police commissioner.” Ray Kelly Brushes Aside Questions About His Future