Comey: Republican Party ‘Needs To Be Burned Down Or Changed’


Former FBI Director James Comey argued that the GOP needs “to be burned down or changed,” likened the Capitol riot to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and called the Jan. 6 security shortcomings “a 9/11-size failure” during a new interview.

The interview, in which he criticized President Trump as a liar and his supporters as bad for the GOP, comes roughly a week after the former FBI chief argued that President-elect Joe Biden should consider issuing a pardon for the outgoing commander-in-chief after Inauguration Day.

“The Republican party needs to be burned down or changed,” Comey told The Guardian in an interview published Tuesday. “Something is shifting, and I’m hoping it’s the fault breaking apart, a break between the Trumpists and those people who want to try and build a responsible conservative party, because everybody should know that we need one.

Who would want to be part of an organization that at its core is built on lies and racism and know-nothingism? It’s just not a healthy political organization.”

He compared the Jan. 6 Capitol … (Read more)

Comments are closed.