Gov. Bryant, Congressman Thompson comment on Comey’s firing

FILE- In this May 3, 2017, file photo, FBI Director James Comey listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump has fired Comey. In a statement on Tuesday, May 9, Trump says Comey’s firing “will mark a new beginning” for the FBI. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday.

WJTV 12 had the chance to talk with the governor and Congressman Bennie Thompson about Comey’s firing.

James Comey
In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017, photo, then-FBI Director James Comey pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. President Donald Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9, ousting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had ties to Russia’s election meddling.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Gov. Bryant said Comey did a good job as FBI director. As for Congressman Thompson, he said he was surprised but also thinks politics are creeping into the FBI.

“He was very transparent about his decisions,” Bryant said. ” That’s all you can ask of anybody. and I think it’s difficult for any law enforcement to have to make those tough decisions, but he made them, and I respect him.”

“Most of us have had issues with the FBI from time to time,” Thompson said. “But not the point to where we politicize it the way it’s being done now.”

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