Even more hardcore conservatives called Trump’s actions into question.
Representative Justin Amash of Michigan, a member of the Freedom Caucus, called for an independent commission as well.
My staff and I are reviewing legislation to establish an independent commission on Russia. The second paragraph of this letter is bizarre. https://t.co/wXeDtVIQiP
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 9, 2017
The timing of the firing clearly bothered many Republicans. Senator Bob Corker said, “While the case for removal of Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey laid out by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein was thorough, his removal at this particular time will raise questions. It is essential that ongoing investigations are fulsome and free of political interference until their completion, and it is imperative that President Trump nominate a well-respected and qualified individual to lead the bureau at this critical time.”
Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona and Representative Ben Sasse were baffled by the timing as well.
I’ve spent the last several hours trying to find an acceptable rationale for the timing of Comey’s firing. I just can’t do it.
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) May 10, 2017
my statement on Comey firing pic.twitter.com/Mc4o4pnQav
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) May 10, 2017
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