Door County Representatives released the following statements on President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.
8th Congressional District Rep. Mike Gallagher
Gallagher said the following in a series of tweets the morning of May 10:
Like many Americans, I have serious concerns and unanswered questions about the timing of Director Comey’s dismissal. It is imperative that both Congressional and FBI investigations into Russian interference in our country continue unimpeded and unaltered.
As I’ve discussed, Russia is no friend to the U.S. Its malicious activities here and abroad must not go unanswered. As we continue these critical investigations, we must ruthlessly pursue the truth [sic], wherever it may lead. We must put the sanctity of our democracy far, far above partisan interest. This goes for my colleagues on both sides of the aisle. The American people deserve the truth, not politically-driven talking points.
The next steps from the President, the Department of Justice, and the Attorney General will say a great deal.
What we need now is a fearless, strong, and independent Director for the FBI. We must keep the faith with the American people.
Americans deserve a full, fair, and honest account of what happened. They deserve the confidence that their government is telling the truth.
We cannot afford any lingering questions. The legitimacy of our democracy and the sanctity of the rule of law is too important.
I look forward to working with my colleagues as we conduct our constitutionally-mandated oversight responsibilities.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
The President’s firing of the FBI Director comes at a time when the agency is actively investigating whether members of President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. This law enforcement investigation must continue.
Russia attacked our democracy and the American people deserve answers. President Trump’s decision to make this move tonight is an attack on the rule of law and raises more questions that demand answers. Firing the FBI Director does not place the White House, the President, or his campaign above the law.
The Senate Intelligence Committee must continue their bipartisan investigation because Congress has a responsibility to get to the bottom of this in a transparent way. We also need a special prosecutor to lead a comprehensive and independent investigation that follows all the facts wherever they lead.
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson
“I thank Director Comey for his service and wish him well in the future.”