Conservatives are mad about a tweet where James Comey called on people to vote for Democrats in the 2018 midterms.

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James Comey accused of election ‘meddling’ for tweeting about voting

To be fair, Democrats weren't thrilled either.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Jul 18, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 10:50 am CDT

A number of tweets from former FBI Director James Comey about President Donald Trump and the upcoming 2018 midterm elections are drawing ire from conservatives online.

Earlier this week, Comey commented on President Donald Trump‘s recent press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, joining a chorus of people criticizing him for refusing to condemn the country’s alleged interference in the 2016 election.

The former FBI director also criticized Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson for interviewing Trump, comparing them to the Russian media outlets Sputnik and RT.

The tweets were par for the course, as Comey has repeatedly criticized Trump in the past after the president abruptly fired him, sparking the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

However, a tweet on Tuesday seems to have irked conservatives online the most. Comey, a registered Republican, called for Americans to vote for Democrats during the midterms.

“This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that ‘Ambition must … counteract ambition,'” he wrote. “All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall. Policy differences don’t matter right now. History has its eyes on us.”

The tweet sent several conservatives online into overdrive, with hyper-conservative website The Daily Caller running the headline: “Comey Meddles in 2018 Election,” a joke over the accusation that Comey tried to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.

The website pointed out that Comey has faced some criticism in recent months, including the Department of Justice Inspector General report and his handling of the case surrounding Hillary Clinton’s email server.


Comey’s endorsement of Democrats also sparked mockery and outrage among conservatives online.

Meanwhile, r/The_Donald, a fervent pro-Trump community on Reddit, did not take Comey’s tweet lightly, with one post claiming he is a “Democratic operative who weaponized the FBI for political reasons.”

Another post about the tweet accused him of being part of the “Deep State on the run.”

But conservatives weren’t the only ones who weren’t thrilled with the former FBI director’s plea for people to vote for Democrats this fall.

Even liberals didn’t want his endorsement.


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*First Published: Jul 18, 2018, 8:54 am CDT