In case you aren’t paying attention, James Comey getting fired is a yuge deal.
While Donald Trump supporters are being willfully obtuse and calling us all hypocrites because we wanted Comey fired months ago for being terrible at his job — see Hillary Clinton email fiasco — we’re looking into the face of tyranny.
Trump was being investigated; he fired the investigator — right in the middle of his ongoing testimony in front of Congress. Getting rid of your dissenters and consolidating power so that you can no longer be questioned is Dictator 101. Simple enough, Trump voters?
BTW, you may have noticed every news organization has had a political expert on since the news broke saying Trump has been trying to fire Comey for weeks and that he’s going to replace him with a stooge who will shut down the investigation.
We’d like to counter with: “DUH” (We’re so good at punditry!)
Instead of hearing from “experts” we wanted to put our fingers on the pulse, AKA Twitter!
See what celebs, politicians, and everyday citizens are saying about the unpresidented move (below):
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├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) May 9, 2017
This should not be sugar coated. Firing Comey is up there in terms of the scariest things Trump has done.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) May 9, 2017
The President of the United States just fired the head of the FBI who is currently investigating him. Our democracy is toast. Bye Felicia.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Josh Gad (@joshgad) May 9, 2017
Nixon, who told Americans “I’m not a crook,” fired someone investigating him and, instead of extending his tenure, ended up shortening it
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) May 9, 2017
The wheels are coming off the crazy bus. He can fire those who might discover it, but the truth will out. Tick tock, time’s almost up.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 9, 2017
Nixon + hindsight – a soul = Trump
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ samantha ronson (@samantharonson) May 9, 2017
i, too, casually fire people investigating me for federal crimes
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) May 9, 2017
Trump fires Comey. I just hope Kushner can head the FBI while still fixing the middle east.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) May 9, 2017
Comey probably wishing he chose the “conceal” door right about now.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) May 9, 2017
The American government is under siege by an orange lunatic.
Other than that, everything is fine.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ andy lassner (@andylassner) May 9, 2017
Haven’t shared this yet but I also heard from credible source arrests & indictments were coming. Now Comey fired. The Republic is in danger.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Andrea Chalupa (@AndreaChalupa) May 9, 2017
PS. You’ve served your purpose. Now watch your mouth as a private citizen. I be suing AND I’m friends with Putin. Just saying. Bye, boi. https://t.co/UFX69n1Bf8
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) May 9, 2017
People fired by Trump:
* Sally Yates
* Preet Bharara
* James Comey
People investigating Trump:
* Sally Yates
* Preet Bharara
* James Comey
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Rob Szczerba (@RJSzczerba) May 9, 2017
Comey, Yates and Bharara were all fired for doing their jobs. Their boss, Jeff Sessions, committed felony perjury and faces no consequence.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) May 9, 2017
If Dems were smart├░┼╕╦£ΓÇÖ, NOW is the time to push for a special prosecutor by saying, “Comey is out, we want the FBI investigation to continue.”
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ April (@ReignOfApril) May 9, 2017
Welp Comey is gone good thing the entire rest of the FBI isn’t suspicious of Trump nope looks like the whole thing has blown over now. ├░┼╕ΓäóΓÇ₧
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ josh groban (@joshgroban) May 9, 2017
Let’s be clear, trump/Sessions firing Comey in the midst of an FBI investigation about trump himself is indeed Obstruction Of Justice.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) May 9, 2017
Donald Trump├óΓé¼Γäós decision to fire FBI Director James Comey raises serious questions about what his administration is hiding.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 9, 2017