Statement of California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton on Trump Firing FBI Director James Comey

With Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey to thwart an investigation of his ties with Russia, these attempts at a cover-up are an abuse of power of the worst kind. In fact, our Constitution says that these kinds of high crimes and misdemeanors should result in impeachment.

Though Trump’s not much a student of history, if we’ve learned anything from Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre,” it’s that the cover-up is as relevant as the offense. Trump should know that being President of the United States is not a reality show where saying “You’re Fired,” is the punchline. In fact, Trump will likely find that these words go down in infamy as some of the worst he’s ever uttered.

 

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