During a Wednesday morning stop on former-FBI Director James Comey’s media tour, he explained why he is no longer a Republican.
Defenders of Comey frequently point to the fact that he was a Republican to defend him from claims of bias.
When asked on the ABC News Start Here podcast if he still considers himself a Republican, Comey responded by saying “no, the Republican party has left me, and many others.”
Comey also stated that “these people don’t represent anything I believe in.”
The author went on to discuss a website that was created by the Republican National Committee — “LyinComey.com,” which clearly hurt his feelings. The website points out claims made by Comey and his defenders before thoroughly debunking them.
“Even Democrats and members of the liberal media have slammed Comey as a partisan, political leaker,” LyinComey.com explains.
Though Comey presents himself more as a political pundit than an impartial actor, he appears to be very upset about people pointing that out.
“I just think they’ve lost their way and I can’t be associated with it,” Comey said on the podcast.
The disgraced former-FBI leader claimed that changes within the party happened “probably over the Trump presidency.”
“I see the Republican Party, as near as I can tell, reflects now entirely Donald Trump’s values, it doesn’t reflect values at all. It’s transactional, it’s ego-driven, it’s in service to his ego,” ” Comey continued while self-promoting. “And it’s, I think, consoling itself that we’re going to achieve important policy goals — a tax cut or something.”
Comey stated that he hasn’t lost respect for all Republicans however, he still likes Mitt Romney.