Friday, May 12, 2017
Comey Firestorm Sparks Return of the NeverTrumpers
Emboldened by Democratic outrage and a media frenzy over the firing of FBI Director James Comey, NeverTrumpers ran to their keyboards this week to rail anew against President Donald Trump.
“This appears to be an attack on the integrity — not just of law enforcement — but of our defense against a foreign cyberattack on the processes of American democracy,” wrote David Frum in The Atlantic. Frum is the former speechwriter for President George W. Bush who was famously fired for taking credit for the line “axis of evil,” used in Bush’s 2002 State of the Union address.
William Kristol, the editor at large of The Weekly Standard, went on CNN to call the president “reckless” and “irresponsible” for firing Comey, and said it clearly shows he was not prepared for the job of president.
Evan McMullin, erstwhile presidential candidate, former CIA agent and Capitol Hill staffer, jumped in, too.
“Though self-evident as such before, Trump’s firing of Comey looks increasingly like an act of desperate self-preservation,” he tweeted.