Different Views of Comey’s Firing From Smith and Hurd

By Bill O’Neil

President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey is getting mixed reviews from Republican Members of the San Antonio Congressional Delegation.

In a statement obtained by KTSA News, Congressman Lamar Smith said he believes the President is exercising his rightful authority with his decision to put a new Director in place.

“I look forward to learning more about the decision by the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General (to recommend Comey’s termination).”

“This is a fresh start for the new Administration and I look forward to the process of a new nominee” Smith added.

Congressman Will Hurd however doesn’t see it quite the same way, questioning the timing of Comey’s firing.

“Due to the ongoing criminal investigation in to Russian interference in our elections, I’m concerned that Comey’s firing is going to create new concerns around the public trust in the Justice Department” Hurd said in a statement.

Both Congressmen were traveling Wednesday and could not be reached directly for comment.


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