The Democrats, both lawmakers and media alike, have displayed outraged at the firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Trump, however, their previous comments kind of undermine their current outrage.
Here is just a small sample of what was said:
Democratic Senator Harry Reid:
“Comey Should Resign.”
Democratic Senator Charles Schumer:
“I do not have confidence in him any longer,”
Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen:
“I called on FBI Director James Comey to resign his position …”
Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters:
“The FBI director has no credibility.”
Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi:
“Maybe he’s not in the right job,”
Former Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders:
“I think he should take a hard look at what he has done. And I think it would not be a bad thing for the American people if he did step down,” said Sanders,
Democratic Rep. G.K. Butterfield:
“I think that James Comey needs to fade away into oblivion.”
New York Daily News:
FBI Director James Comey’s democracy-bending decision to inform America, 11 days before its presidential election, that the bureau is digging into a trove of additional emails demands the highest condemnation. And he must resign.
ThinkProgress justice editor Ian Millhiser:
We also know that Comey violated longstanding Justice Department protocol when he decided to disclose the very few facts that he actually did disclose in his letter to the Republican chairs. And we know that he wrote the letter over the explicit objections of Attorney General Loretta Lynch.Taken together, these actions constitute a fireable offense.
Newsweek columnist Kurt Eichenwald:
James Comey should not simply be fired as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He must be barred forever from any form of public service.
The list goes on and on, any simple search on Google will throw up tens of quotes from the Democrats and media slamming the former FBI Director.
It is understandable that they may want to question the timing and motivation of the Comey firing, but the level of their outrage is so severe that you would think that Comey was held in the highest esteem, the comments above seem to indicate otherwise, which calls into question their motivation now.