Embattled former FBI director James Comey urged Americans to vote Democrat in the upcoming midterm elections in a Tuesday night tweet.
Comey, a former Republican who was fired by President Trump last year, claimed in the late night tweet that the GOP-led Congress has failed in its obligation to stand up to the president when he strays from American “values.”
“All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall,” he wrote. “Policy differences don’t matter right now. History has its eyes on us.”
The former FBI chief has made headlines in recent months for frequently maligning the president while on tour for his newly released tell all book “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,” which details his brief time in the administration and paints Trump as a serial liar unmoored from any semblance of ethical standards.
Comey’s latest comments come after Trump drew the ire of Congressional allies and critics alike by publicly endorsing Vladimir Putin’s denial of election meddling during their joint press conference in Helsinki, Finland.
“This was the day an American president stood on foreign soil next to a murderous lying thug and refused to back his own country,” he wrote after the press conference. “Patriots need to stand up and reject the behavior of this president.”
Trump backtracked in a Tuesday afternoon press conference, claiming his statements were misconstrued and emphasizing his faith in the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia was in fact responsible for the election interference. The press has broadly refused to accept the clarification but it seems to have quieted the chorus of criticism Trump briefly received from Congressional Republicans after the press conference.
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