Former FBI Director James Comey is door knocking for candidates on election day, he tweeted Tuesday morning.
Voted. Now going out to knock on doors to urge everyone to vote. Should be fun. pic.twitter.com/xvofJXSPb9
— James Comey (@Comey) November 6, 2018
Comey was later identified as campaigning for Democratic congressional candidate Jennifer Wexton by a communications staffer for Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.
Yes that’s Jim Comey getting ready to knock doors for Wexton in Northern Va… https://t.co/OCes3ePF8A
— Ian Sams (@IanSams) November 6, 2018
Comey’s campaigning for Wexton is of little surprise; he donated 2,700 dollars to her campaign weeks earlier and has made his support of Democratic candidates in the 2018 midterm elections well known. He tweeted in July 2018 that the country should vote for Democrats to repudiate President Donald Trump.
This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that “Ambition must … counteract ambition.” All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall. Policy differences don’t matter right now. History has its eyes on us.
— James Comey (@Comey) July 18, 2018
The former FBI director’s embrace of the Democratic party is not particularly welcome by some of the party’s elite after his high profile role in the 2016 presidential election. Several prominent democrats, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, believe Comey’s decision to write a letter to Congress indicating he was re-opening the investigation into her private email server days before the election directly handed Trump victory.