President Trump made waves — again — with liberals after giving FBI Director James Comey a well-placed boot to the backside, a move that inspired tantrums all across the media with many calling the move “Nixonian” and demanding he be impeached.What’s ironic about all of this, is not that long ago, these same individuals, the ones comparing Trump to Nixon, actually called for Comey’s removal.
Strange how the tides have turned, isn’t it?Well, there’s a video clip going around online featuring many of these liberal talking heads calling for Comey’s pink slip, then showcases their sudden flip after Trump actually does what they originally wanted.
According to TheBlaze, After President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, Democratic leaders and media members pounced on the opportunity to condemn Trump for what they called a “Nixonian” move, some even calling for his impeachment.However, not too long before that, the same lawmakers criticizing Trump for a supposed abuse of power were calling for Comey’s firing themselves, declaring that Comey was unfit to lead the federal bureau. The Daily Caller compiled media clips of the most blatant flip-flops, which include comments made by Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Jarrold Nadler (D- N.Y.), CNN political analyst David Gregory, and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.).
“The president ought to fire Comey immediately, and he ought to initiate an investigation,” Nadler said in November as he urged former President Barack Obama to remove Comey for his handling of failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email investigation, which Nadler said very well may have cost her the presidential election.
Today, Nadler takes a much different position.“It is clear that the motive, that this firing was to stop an investigation that the president feared. History will conclude that this is the equivalent or worse than the Saturday Night Massacre by President [Richard] Nixon,” Nadler declared earlier this week.
Waters made similar contradicting comments, saying after the election that Comey had lost credibility, yet criticizing Trump for making the move to fire him. When asked if she thought Clinton should have fired Comey, had she won, Waters had a perplexing answer.
“If she had won the White House, I believe that given what he did to her — and what he tried to do — she should have fired him, yes,” Waters responded.While many folks are content to believe that the reason Trump fired Comey was to somehow protect himself, the bottom line is that he had plenty of reasons to boot him.
Perhaps the left would be better served to focus on consistency in their principles and practices, rather than doing anything under the sun to stay relevant in the public eye by attacking Trump.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]