Goodlatte shrugs off Comey firing

While other Congressional Republicans expressed dismay at President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey, Congressman Goodlatte meekly accepted it.

“The FBI is the premier law enforcement agency in the world and it is critical to have a director who holds the trust of the American people. It is clearly the President’s prerogative to remove the FBI Director, as was recommended by the top two officials at the Department of Justice.

“I would like to thank Director Comey for his many years of faithful service, and I look forward to working closely with the White House to identify a suitable successor as quickly as possible.”

As chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Goodlatte should be demanding answers from the Trump administration about the troubling timing of Comey’s dismissal– which came while the FBI director was leading a probe of possible links between the 2016 Trump campaign and the Russian government– and calling for an independent investigation. 

Instead what we get is a bland statement about the president’s prerogative and the need for a trustworthy FBI director.

Congressman Goodlatte: Even before Tuesday’s news, a majority of Americans disapproved of President Trump’s job performance. After this latest action by the president, are you convinced that he “holds the trust of the American people”?

3 thoughts on “Goodlatte shrugs off Comey firing

  1. Robert M Crouch

    Mr. Goodlatte is a spineless, weak minded syncophant. 2018

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  2. Jeffery Clevenger

    This was clearly a move of desperation to cover up collusion with Russia, money laundering with Russia, outright lying while Rep Goodlatte is doing NOTHING except ignoring the Constitution to protect his POTUS, who appears to be little more than a partner to Putin.

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  3. Rep Goodlatte supports unconditionally a well documented and daily liar thus becoming the same.

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