We really need to stop being so hard on James Comey, you guys. Just because the IG concluded that he’d violated DOJ and FBI policies in the name of taking down Donald Trump doesn’t mean he’s not an American hero. Just ask University of Michigan law professor and NBC/MSNBC legal analyst Barb McQuade:
DOJ concluded no criminal charges against Comey, IG found policy violations. Like the man who breaks into a house to save his family from a storm, @Comey may have broken FBI rules, but his actions were justified. My thoughts at @NBCNews. https://t.co/uRPA07HsvS
— Barb McQuade (@BarbMcQuade) August 30, 2019
I’ve been struggling to find the right metaphor to explain @Comey’s conduct. Here’s another try: Criticizing Comey’s conduct is like reprimanding Paul Revere for breaking curfew to warn that the British were coming. https://t.co/LbMBzEZiyi
— Barb McQuade (@BarbMcQuade) September 1, 2019
James Comey is basically a modern-day Paul Revere, everyone. Respect him accordingly.
Nailed it. ??
— Clare is Disgusted (@scenius01) September 2, 2019
The only thing more instantly illuminating than a metaphor is a brilliant one. Perfect.
— Robert Phipps (@TruthOuter) September 1, 2019
@Comey is a American Hero
Thank you Sir.
VICTORY TO AMERICA
— Maggie Toal (@toal_maggie) September 1, 2019
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary…. that’s all you need. Natural laws apply when those charged with implementing the laws of men are corrupt. Simple point.
— lepton939 (@lepton939) September 1, 2019
Comey’s actions were entirely self-serving, but Orange Man bad, so let’s not get hung up on the details.
Except in Comey’s case, he knew the British weren’t coming but spread the myth anyway.
— Yake Hug (@HugYake) September 2, 2019
This might be the stupidest rationalization yet from the "legal resistance" mental midgets to defend Comey's conduct. https://t.co/lWxgOLkD2N
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) September 2, 2019
It’s pretty terrible. McQuade’s analogy is lost on us — and on Hillary supporters, too:
He gave us Trump so the rest of this is irrelevant. #HillaryClinton
— LA Nor (@wlshlnr) September 1, 2019
But Comey is still the reason HRC wasn't elected president with the last minute email thing instead of telling Amrrica that Russia was meddling.
— keenvisionary (@keenvisionary) September 1, 2019
He shanked Hillary. He is NO Paul Revere. I expected better from you!
— Abogada…#Resists (@Spitfirehill) September 1, 2019