Trey Gowdy, we’re going to miss you.
The fiery South Carolina congressman may have recently announced that he will not be seeking reelection, but he reminded conservatives of exactly why he became popular during a recent appearance on “Fox & Friends.”
Former FBI Director James Comey was the topic of the day, and Congressman Gowdy wasted no time in tearing into the disgraced director for his politically-charged book.
Comey’s memoir is titled “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” but based on excerpts it seems to be largely a hit piece against President Trump in retaliation for being fired.
“I think it’s sad,” Trey Gowdy said about Comey and his book. “One of the things Director Comey and I did agree on is we need an apolitical FBI.”
Gowdy criticized Comey for adding more petty politicization to the FBI by releasing his book.
“I can’t think of anyone who’s done a better job of politicizing the FBI than he has in the last 36 to 48 hours, by talking about tanning bed goggles and the length of a tie,” the congressman declared.
That wasn’t a joke. According to excerpts of James Comey’s book obtained by TheBlaze, the former FBI director seemed eager to take cheap shots at President Trump.
“(Trump’s) face appeared slightly orange, with bright white half-moons under his eyes where I assumed he placed small tanning goggles, and impressively coiffed, bright blond hair, which upon close inspection looked to be all his,” Comey wrote in one passage of his book.
“I remember wondering, how long it must take him in the morning to get that done,” the disgraced former director wrote. In another section, he admitted to smugly comparing hand sizes to Trump and being satisfied to find that his own were larger.
“That is beneath the dignity of the offices that he held,” Trey Gowdy told Fox.
Gowdy pointed out that he actually defended Comey back in 2016, when it was Democrats who were criticizingthe FBI, but that everything has changed.
“I’m really disappointed… the writing of the book in general, and then some of the things he’s talking about are just frankly beneath the dignity of some really important offices he once held,” Gowdy said.
It looks like the same petty attitudes which drove figures like James Comey and Andrew McCabe to act as leakers in order to undermine Donald Trump are still driving their actions today.
Comey could have taken the high road, accept that it was time to part ways with the FBI, and move forward with his life. Instead, he’s decided to continue slinging mud in the form of a hit piece memoir… and that spiteful action confirms why he had to be let go in the first place.