Sen. Rand Paul is sick of Democrats acting “holier than thou” over the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, and he argued on CNN Wednesday that many of them wanted the law enforcement official ousted much sooner.
Host Wolf Blitzer first asked the Kentucky Republican why Trump didn’t fire Comey sooner into his presidency.
“I think the same people who criticize him now would have also said, ‘well, he didn’t go through any deliberative process,'” Paul said. “I think it took a long time mainly because Democrats opposed approving [the attorney general and deputy attorney general].”
Paul then slammed Democrats for their “crocodile tears” over the firing.
“I think it’s kind of crocodile tears now for the Democrats…they’ve been haranguing and saying [Comey] cost them the election — they’ve been calling for his head for months.”
“When it finally happens they’re all holier than thou and this is Watergate? That’s ridiculous,” Paul asserted.