OUCH: Team Biden Immediately Disavows Endorsement From Disgraced FBI Spook James Comey
Immediately after disgraced former FBI director James Comey announced his endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden to receive the Democrat presidential nomination, Team Biden clapped back immediately with a denunciation of the endorsement.
Comey wrote in a tweet: “Voted in first Dem primary to support party dedicated to restoring values in WH. I agree with [Amy Klobuchar]: We need candidate who cares about all Americans and will restore decency, dignity to the office. There is a reason Trump fears [Joe Biden] and roots for Bernie. #Biden2020”
“Yes, customer service? I just received a package that I very much did not order. How can I return it, free of charge?” responded Andrew Bates, who works as Director of Rapid Response for the Biden campaign.
The exchange can be seen here:
Yes, customer service? I just received a package that I very much did not order. How can I return it, free of charge? https://t.co/NK4VrYGzT1
— Andrew Bates (@AndrewBatesNC) March 3, 2020
Comey has emerged as a reviled figure among Republicans for his role in the coup attempt against President Trump over Russian collusion. However, he is also hated among Democrats for his handling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election. Many Democrats blame Comey for giving President Trump the election, and they certainly are holding a grudge.
“Assuming, as nearly everyone did, that Hillary Clinton would be elected president of the United States in less than two weeks, what would happen to the FBI, the justice department or her own presidency if it later was revealed, after the fact, that she still was the subject of an FBI investigation?” Comey asked in his book, “A Higher Loyalty.”
“Hindsight is always helpful, and if I had to do it over again, I would do some things differently,” he added.
Comey noted that he would have done more to protect Clinton if he had realized that the election was a closer matchup than he anticipated.
“I would avoid the ‘Seacresting’ mistake by saying at the beginning of my statement that we weren’t recommending charges,” he wrote. “At the time, I thought there was a risk people wouldn’t listen carefully after the headline, but looking back, the risk of confusion from me delaying the conclusion was greater.”
“More important, I would have tried to find a better way to describe Secretary Clinton’s conduct … my use of ‘extremely careless’ naturally sounded to many ears like the statutory language – ‘grossly negligent’ – even though thoughtful lawyers could see why it wasn’t the same,” Comey added.
Because Comey acknowledged Clinton’s inappropriate and perhaps illegal behavior publicly in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, liberals will never forgive him. Comey will go down as one of the most reviled bureaucrats in American history, and the Biden campaign – who is willing to accept endorsements from just about anybody – wants nothing to do with his.