If Republicans are reluctant to serve in key national security and federal law enforcement positions in the future, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul believes the actions of former FBI director James Comey will have played a major role in deterring them.
.@RandPaul: "James Comey has so tarnished the reputation of the FBI that most people would think, 'Well, gosh, if I go in and maybe that they hate President Trump and because I'm a Republican they're going to hate me, too.'" pic.twitter.com/uJAEaYM9ig
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 20, 2018
THIS is why the anti-Trump text messages from fired agent Peter Strzok to his then lover and FBI attorney Lisa Page are such a big deal.
To add to the spectacle, James Comey continues to subtweet the Trump administration with lectures on truth.
ALL THE CRINGE! James Comey sticks his giant foot in his giant mouth tweeting about truth and OMG-LOL https://t.co/NGT1upZfOK
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 20, 2018
The unchecked politicization of any part of federal law enforcement or intelligence agencies does damage to their reputations and discourages people who may hold to an unpopular ideology (unpopular in Washington, at least) from pursuing service.