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Five Times Democrats Said They WANTED Comey Gone

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | May 10, 2017 | 10:39 AM EDT

James Comey

Today, leading Democrats are criticizing President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director, but late last year, they were calling for him to be replaced.

On Tuesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called Comey’s dismissal “a mistake” and floated conspiracy theories about its time. Other Democrats in the House and Senate followed suit – but, it wasn’t long ago that they seemed to relish the idea of Trump firing Comey.

Here are five recent examples of Democrats publicly suggesting Comey needed to go, courtesy of Lifezette:

  1. "I do not have confidence in him any longer," Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said of Comey in November of last year.
  2. "Maybe he's not in the right job," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told CNN last November.
  3. Clinton adviser James Carville suggested Comey, House Republicans, and the KGB colluded to elect Trump in an October interview on MSNBC.
  4. Then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) told MSNBC last December that "Comey knew and deliberately kept this info a secret” – and, when asked if Comey should resign, replied, “Of course, yes.”
  5. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.): "I called on FBI Director James Comey to resign his position," Cohen wrote last November in an op-ed published in The Hill.