It’s not hyperbolic to say that Democrats have come completely unglued over FBI Director James Comey’s decision to continue–yes, continue; it was never a closed–investigation into the Hillary Clinton email scandal.
From Vice President Biden, to Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta, to Hillary herself, Comey has been tarred and feathered in the town square, shackled, and marched off to be burned at the proverbial stake.
During a rally in Daytona Beach, Hillary talked about the “deeply troubling” decision.
It’s pretty strange to put something like that out with such little information right before an election. In fact, it’s not just strange, it’s unprecedented and it’s deeply troubling because voters deserve to get full and complete facts.
Of course, Donald Trump is already making up lies about this.”
But Team Hillary sang a different tune about Comey in July after the FBI Director said he wouldn’t recommend an indictment, singing his praises in a statement.
“Throughout his long career in law enforcement, the independence of FBI chief James Comey has rarely been questioned. Comey is a well-respected Republican who served as George W. Bush’s Deputy Attorney General.
And when President Obama tapped him to serve as Director of the FBI, he was confirmed by a 93-1 vote.”
Press Secretary Brian Fallon echoed the statement.
“It seems [Republicans] were disappointed with the outcome of the FBI investigation so they decided to put the director in the hot seat and second-guess his decision.
I think it is a bad look for the House Republicans to be second-guessing a career prosecutor who is a registered Republican, number-two at the Justice Department under George Bush, and was even Deputy Council on the committee investigating the Clintons in the 1990s.
CNN political director Dan Merica, who covers the Clinton campaign, pointed out the Democrats’ hypocrisy in a Sunday article:
— Dan Merica (@merica) October 29, 2016
Earlier this month, Tim Kaine heaped praise on “wonderful” Comey:
“What I do know is this: that there was an extensive, as you know Bret, investigation by the FBI under the direction of a wonderful and tough career public servant, Jim Comey.
Jim was in the U.S. Attorney’s office in the in the Eastern District of Virginia when I was the mayor of Richmond, and he’s somebody with the highest standards of integrity.”
But Kaine is now singing a different tune about the “very troubling” Comey:
— VICE News (@vicenews) October 28, 2016
Whether James Comey is “wonderful,” “very troubling,” or somewhere in between, it’s probably a safe bet that he’s no longer on the Democrats’ Christmas card list.