Former FBI director James Comey has publicly encouraged Americans to withdraw their support from the Republican party as of Tuesday.
The disgraced former FBI official encouraged his Twitter followers to vote Democrat in the 2018 election, saying that, “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.”
Comey was abruptly removed from office by President Trump, and has been blamed for many issues within the Department of Justice by the President since. However, even though he’s not officially part of the DOJ any longer, he’s still following what the President does and commenting on it from afar.
“This was the day an American president stood on foreign soil next to a murderous lying thug and refused to back his own country.
Patriots need to stand up and reject the behavior of this president,” Comey said via Twitter on Monday.
Though Comey’s comments seem to be a response to the President’s controversial comments in Russia, Comey’s alliance to the part much earlier. As of April of 2017, the former FBI director had decided he was done with the GOP altogether.
“The Republican Party has left me and many others,” he said at the time. “I just think they’ve lost their way and I can’t be associated with it.”
“These people don’t represent anything that I believe in,” he said.
He added that he thinks the Republican Party now reflects “entirely Donald Trump’s values.”
“It doesn’t reflect values at all. It’s transactional, it’s ego-driven, it’s in service to his ego,” Comey said.
While testifying to Congress in 2016, Comey said: “I have been a registered Republican for most of my adult life, not registered any longer.”