Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey attack on democracy

On Tuesday, we saw the real face of this administration. Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey represents a historic attack on our democratic institutions.

Like his firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Trump dismisses any independent Justice official who follows the truth and seeks to serve the American people. Last year, Trump lauded Comey, but now that the Director threatens his corrupt administration, he is shown the door.

Unlike the Nixon administration, there are no men and women of integrity resigning in protest. In fact, the Attorney General colluded to fire James Comey, and Congressional Republicans are issuing a collective shrug.

The only way we fix this is to restore Congress as an equal and independent branch of government. This is no longer possible with the current Republican leadership, supported by Lamar Smith. All roads lead to the 2018 election.