Several top Democrats criticized President Trump for firing FBI Director James Comey.
Senator Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pennsylvania) compared Trump to President Richard Nixon in the way he terminated Comey in the midst of an investigation into Russian collusion.
“This is Nixonian. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein must immediately appoint a special counsel to continue the Trump/Russia investigation… This investigation must be independent and thorough in order to uphold our nation’s system of justice,” Casey said in a statement.
This is Nixonian. Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein must immediately appoint a special prosecutor to continue the Trump/Russia investigation.
— Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) May 9, 2017
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— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 9, 2017
The Nixon Library appeared to take issue with the comparison, tweeting, “FUN FACT: President Nixon never fired the Director of the FBI #FBIDirector #notNixonian.”
— RichardNixonLibrary (@NixonLibrary) May 9, 2017