Following the White House’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, many Democrats who have called for Comey’s resignation only a few months ago, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders, now are criticizing President Donald Trump’s decision, the Gateway Pundit reports.
Sanders called Trump’s decision as “deeply troubling” and suggested that the administration is trying to sway the FBI’s probe into Russian interference in last year’s presidential election.
On Tuesday, Sanders tweeted, “Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey raises serious questions about what his administration is hiding.”
Sanders also find the timing of Comey’s removal suspicious as Comey’s was scheduled to testify in a Senate Intelligence Committee oversight hearing.
He also feels Trump’s choice to lead the FBI will not be objective in carrying out the Russia investigation so he’s calling for independent investigation into the alleged ties.
During an interview with ABC’s “This Week” in January, Sanders said that he would welcome a resignation by Comey. “And I think it would not be a bad thing for the American people if he did step down,” the senator said in that interview.