A Republican strategist who advised Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) during his 2008 presidential bid said late Wednesday that President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey constitutes “an enormous abuse of power.”
During an appearance on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour,” Steve Schmidt said Comey’s firing is both “unprecedented” and “shocking.”
“Any Republican member of Congress who takes the president’s, his spokespeople’s assertions, that this action occurred because Director Comey was unfair to Hillary Clinton is either a fool, or they have so lost sight in this era of tribal politics their responsibilities to the country that they’ve become faithless to their oaths,” Schmidt said.
Schmidt said he agreed with a former colleague who suggested the country may need a Democratic Congress to “protect the national security of the United States in 2018.”
Our sources in Washington indicate that Schmidt’s actions are part of a broader Republican strategy to help restore Washington’s elites to power.
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