Former FBI Director James Comey believes that President Donald Trump must be defeated in 2020 by a ‘landslide’. Comey was speaking in New York and he spent more than an hour criticizing the President and discussing his ouster.
“All of us should use every breath we have to make sure the lies stop on January 20, 2021,” Comey told MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace. Comey recently testified before Congress in a closed session, which he suggested had nothing to do with getting at the truth but was yet another partisan act by Republicans. Comey said Trump’s presidency must end at the next election.
“I understand the Democrats have important debates now over who their candidate should be,” Comey said. “But they have to win. They have to win.” Comey called for the Democrats to win “in a landslide rid ourselves of this attack on our values.”
Comey was asked about Trump’s tweets attacking him. Trump has spent a lot of time calling Comey a liar and repeating talking points about how many times Comey couldn’t recall certain issues during his congressional testimony last week.
“My reaction to it is actually disturbing to me, which is kind of, ‘Eh, there he goes again.’ I thought I was ‘Lyin’ James Comey’ now I’m ‘Leakin’ James Comey’. But I kind of shrug and sometimes smile and laugh about it and then I have a secondary reaction, which is to be horrified at my own numb reaction,” Comey said. “We have to remind ourselves the President of the United States of America is publicly announcing that people are committing crimes, that they should be in jail.”
Comey had harsh words for GOP leaders who refused to make the intel community’s concerns during the 2016 election public.
“To their everlasting shame, the leaders – McConnell, Ryan – refused,” Comey said. “I think they’re going to have a hard time explaining that to history.”