Local response subdued to Comey firing

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said people will suspect a coverup by the White House. (NBC RAW)

Most of Georgia's legislative delegation was very quiet initially, when it came to reacting to the firing of FBI Director James Comey late Tuesday.

US Sen. David Perdue released a statement early Wednesday supporting President Trump's actions:

“President Trump acted decisively and within his authority, and I stand behind him. The FBI is much larger than one person and the bureau has thousands of agents working hard every day to keep our nation safe. I am confident a new permanent director will be nominated and confirmed as soon as possible.”

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Other local lawmakers were not as vocal early on, while they digested the overall situation surrounding the termination of Comey.

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Democratic candidate for the 6th Congressional District Jon Ossoff, tweeted a response Tuesday night, saying, "Comey's firing raises severe questions. There should be bipartisan support for a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference."

 

 

Comey was removed from office by President Trump late Tuesday afternoon by way of a terse letter which said that he had acted on the recommendations of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

"The FBI is one of our Nation's most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement," Trump said in a statement released by the White House Press Secretary's office late Tuesday.

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