During an interview on Wednesday with Fox News, Republican Senator Rand Paul unloaded on fired FBI Director James Comey after he launched a disgusting attack on the GOP, saying it needed to be “burned down or changed.”
Paul held nothing back as he shredded Comey, stating that he should be imprisoned for abusing his power as head of the FBI.
“When we start taking advice from Comey, a notorious liar, a guy who ruined the FBI, a guy -who used the enormous power of government to go after his political opponent, Donald Trump, I think when we started taking his advice, we’re taking the wrong advice,” Paul said during the interview. “And so I don’t plan on listening to anything from Comey. In fact, I think Comey should be in prison for the things that he did.”
The Guardian released an interview with Comey on Tuesday where he called for the complete dismantling of the GOP as he blamed them for the storming of the US Capitol on January 6th.
“I was sickened to watch an attack on the literal and symbolic heart of our democracy, and, as a law enforcement person, I was angered. I am mystified and angry that Capitol Hill wasn’t defended,” Comey said. “It’s a hill! If you wanted to defend it, you could defend it, and for some reason it was not defended. I think that’s a 9/11-size failure and we’re going to need a 9/11-type commission to understand it so that we don’t repeat it.”
Comey, who has called himself a Republican in the past, claimed the Republican Party is “built on lies and racism and know-nothingism.”
“The Republican Party needs to be burned down or changed. 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,” Comey said. “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.”
Unlike many members of the GOP, Paul opposes the push to convict President Trump for the Capitol riots.
“I just don’t understand how they can be moving forward with this,” Paul said during a separate interview with Fox News last week. “And look, I’m not just saying I’m for everything President Trump has done. I was for seating the electors because I think Congress shouldn’t overturn the state electors. But at the same time, the thing they are doing is an overreaction, and if they think they’re going to have a positive feeling from the public when they’re going to go through a partisan impeachment again, I think that’s absolutely insane and wrongheaded.”
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