President Trump did exactly what Democratic party leaders wanted when he fired former FBI Director James Comey Tuesday.
Sure, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and allies slammed Trump for the decision, but they previously stated they had no confidence in Comey’s leadership.
Trump tweeted Tuesday, “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer stated recently, ‘I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer.’ Then acts so indignant.”
Here are some prominent Democrats who made it known that it’s time for a new FBI director.
It’s time for Comey to remove himself from this too. His credibility is gone. https://t.co/szzhote15c
— Robby Mook (@RobbyMook) March 2, 2017
Schumer said on November 2, “I do not have confidence in him any longer.”
That same day, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNN, “Maybe he’s not in the right job.”
Then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said in September that”of course” Comey should resign after he received a report on alleged Russian election interference.
Democrat Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen wrote a whole column in November entitled: “For the sake of the FBI, Comey should resign.”
Ironically Comey put himself on the same side as Putin.
— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) October 29, 2016
Democrat California Rep. Maxine Waters said after a January briefing with Comey that, “the FBI director has no credibility.” Democrat Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson echoed this and said, “My confidence in the FBI director’s ability to lead this agency has been shaken.”