Changing Reaction to James Comey, AKA Politicians Being Political

(Image Credit: Rich Girard, Flickr)

(Image Credit: Rich Girard, Flickr)

On Oct. 28, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress, notifying House members that the investigation into Clinton’s emails may not be over.

Ba-bam! Just like that, the tune of prominent politicians on both sides changed.

Back in July, Director Comey issued a now-famous statement exonerating Hillary Clinton of official charges in the so-called email scandal. Republicans were NOT HAPPY with Comey.

Senator Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina tweeted:

And this guy:

And Donald Trump himself, naturally:

The Republican response amounted to: Comey is the worst! Clintons get away with everything! System = RIGGED!!!

But Comey was a veritable hero to Dems, who lavished him with loving praises. Watch this montage from the Oct. 30 episode of “Meet the Press.” Not since Colin Powell has a Republican received this level of Democratic schmooze:

Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: “This is a great man, we are very privileged in our country to have him be the director of the F.B.I.”

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: “No one can question the integrity, the competence..."

Current Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, Tim Kaine: "A wonderful and tough career public servant."

My how times have changed! Following Friday's letter from Comey, many Democrats no longer see the F.B.I. Director with such rosy glasses.

And of course, many Republicans see Comey in a whole new light as well: basked in a bright, sparkling ray of newfound integrity and courage, somehow totally absent back in July...

Trump himself discovered a whole new world of transparency in D.C.

What does this tell us about James Comey? Not much. It does clarify one thing though: #PolsGonnaPol.

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