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James Comey: Republican Party ‘needs to be burned down or changed’

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Former FBI Director James Comey argued that the GOP needs “to be burned down or changed,” likened the Capitol riot to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and called the Jan. 6 security shortcomings “a 9/11-size failure” during a new interview.

The interview, in which he criticized President Trump as a liar and his supporters as bad for the GOP, comes roughly a week after the former FBI chief argued that President-elect Joe Biden should consider issuing a pardon for the outgoing commander-in-chief after Inauguration Day.

“The Republican party needs to be burned down or changed,” Comey told The Guardian in an interview published Tuesday. “Something is shifting, and I’m hoping it’s the fault breaking apart, a break between the Trumpists and those people who want to try and build a responsible conservative party, because everybody should know that we need one. Who would want to be part of an organization that at its core is built on lies and racism and know-nothingism? It’s just not a healthy political organization.”

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He compared the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, accusing Trump of attacking it “to weaken its foundation” and then setting up a radioactive disaster.

“That’s what you saw on Capitol Hill, our own Chernobyl, when the ugly radioactive violence and racism of America explodes in public view,” he said.

And the ensuing chaos made him sick and angry as “an attack on the literal and symbolic heart of our democracy,” he said.

“I am mystified and angry that Capitol Hill wasn’t defended,” he continued. “It’s a hill! If you wanted to defend it, you could defend it, and for some reason it was not defended.”

He indicated that he’s still not sure about the infamous Steele dossier and the salacious allegations within. And he acknowledged President Trump’s charisma but claimed most of what he said was “filled with constant lying.”

“I think it’s something about that combination that makes him uniquely able to bend people – and he has bent lot of people,” Comey said. “It’s a really hard thing to resist. I bent in small ways that I convinced myself were tactical.”


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  1. “he former FBI chief argued that President-elect Joe Biden should consider issuing a pardon for the outgoing commander-in-chief after Inauguration Day.” James Comey. Disagree wholeheartedly! This would be the worst thing; the president elect, he could do. When it comes to psychopath a pardon is like giving candy to a child. You don’t reward a child for bad behavior unless you would like to reinforce such behavior. In actuality we should be making sure that no other psychopath occupies any position in our government again. And we still have many!

  2. The republicans already blew up their party. This didn’t happen due to trump presidency. He just saw an opportunity and scooped it up like a kid with a bag of candy. Nixon started this. And although he got kicked to the curb republicans were to power hungry to fix it. I watched a YouTube video last night about a cop chasing a guy on a motorcycle that was making him look like an idiot. The guy narrating it said that he should have been told to hold back and let another officer take over because he had that power thing especially after motorcycle hit his car on wild uturn. Then it was I’m going to get this sonofabitch. What he actually did was pass another officer and then overdrive his ability and rolled his car with a passenger and a canine in the car. And the motorcycle got away as they called the pursuit. That analogy fits perfectly with the republicans especially in the senate with Mitch in charge of the minority party and still barking orders. The republicans lost get over it and there’s another election in two years. WTF. We just went five years with a failed conman, wannabe actor, that’s bankrupted everything he’s touched. And he came dam close to bankruptcy on the world. And if the Moron would have won, the world would have put sanctions on us and tanked our country. That’s the reality of the election.


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