As Tuesday night turned to a triumph for Donald Trump, it didn’t take long for the blame game to begin — and many of Hillary’s supporters turned their ire on FBI Director James Comey.
Nancy Pelosi likened Comey’s Oct. 28 letter to a Molotov cocktail, while Harry Reid said he had “personally put a black mark on the FBI that will never go away.”
Other Democratic pundits weighed in on Twitter as the election results rolled in. The talk wasn’t about the wheeling and dealing at the Clinton Foundation or Hillary’s email scandal—it was about Comey.
I asked D strategist close to Clinton WTF is going on. Response "One word: Comey."
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) November 9, 2016
If Trump wins, I suspect he owes a big "thank you" to Jim Comey
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) November 9, 2016
Tell me please that Comey did not decide who our next president will be?
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) November 9, 2016
Director James Comey? Shame on you.
— Carter Gaddis (@DadScribe) November 9, 2016
Comey did this to the country. @CNN this is close enough that it is impossible not to notice this.
— Steven Leser (@stevenleser) November 9, 2016
We will always wonder — if Comey hadn't been so arrogant and jumped gun with "It's something…no it's nothing" what would have happened.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) November 9, 2016
Jim Comey, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein: please see me after class.
— Kris Vire (@krisvire) November 9, 2016
Democrats, tonight: "Comey." https://t.co/yL56da4eBY
— Rebecca Sinderbrand (@sinderbrand) November 9, 2016
Some went into full meltdown mode
James Comey. James Comey. James Comey. James Comey. James Comey. James Comey. James Comey. James Comey. James Comey. James Comey.
— Luc Perkins (@lucperkins) November 9, 2016
I have already killed Trump, Comey, Putin, and all the people who voted for him, in my head, many, many times, since waking up today. GRRRR!
— Francis B. Baraan (@MrFrankBaraan) November 9, 2016