Republican senator John McCain said in a statement Tuesday he is “disappointed” with the White House’s surprise decision to fire FBI Directory James Comey, the Gateway Pundit reports.
He argued that it will justify calls for a special congressional panel to investigate Russian interference in last year’s presidential election.
President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey on Tuesday abruptly ending the law enforcement official’s career at the agency that is marred by controversies.
Comey was criticized for his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server while serving as Secretary of State, the reason used by the Trump administration for his firing.
In an interview with CNN Wednesday, the Arizona lawmaker said he was not satisfied with the White House’s public reasoning for the firing.
“When you fire probably, arguably, the most respected person in America, you’d better have a very good explanation, and so far I haven’t seen that,” McCain said.