It appears that even hard core Republicans are jumping ship in the wake of the rise of Donald Trump and the GOP’s obsession to prosecute presumptive Republican nominee Hillary Clinton over emails she sent on her private server. The latest is high profile FBI Director James Comey. Testifying on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Comey made the announcement after being asked the question by Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.):
“Although our politics are different — I gather you’re a Republican — that correct?”
In a surprising response, Comey said the following:
“I have been a registered Republican for most of my adult life, not registered any longer.”
Coney has indeed been a loyal Republican. In fact, the FBI director, who previously served as deputy attorney general in George W. Bush’s administration, donated to the presidential campaigns of John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012. He was appointed to the position of FBI director by President Barack Obama.
Apparently even the most ardent Republicans have had enough of Donald Trump and the current circus that is the GOP. Coney is the latest member of the Republican party to ditch Trump, with some refusing to endorse the candidate, while others announcing their endorsement of Hillary Clinton, despite the fact that she’s a Democrat. At this point, many Republicans understand that the ramifications for sticking with Trump are huge. After the elections and a Trump loss, the American people will keep a scorecard of who allied with the bombastic billionaire and heads will roll.
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