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Three Republican Indiana congressmen who’ve been rumored as possible opponents to Joe Donnelly (D-IN) in next year’s Senate race issued public statements Wednesday on the firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump.

But just one – Rep. Todd Rokita (R-4th) – sent three separate e-mails, including one from his campaign which throws cold water on Donnelly for questioning the timing and motivation of Comey’s pink slip.

Claire McInerny / StateImpact Indiana

Governor Pence says a White House letter seeking to reassure governors about the Syrian refugee program isn't enough to satisfy his concerns.

Pence says he appreciates the outreach from chief of staff Denis McDonough promising breakdowns of refugees by age, gender and nationality.

But he says what's really needed is FBI and Homeland Security involvement to be certain the U.S. isn't admitting terrorists. He notes FBI director James Comey has said the U.S. can't make that guarantee now.