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Our memory isn’t that short.
“Voted. Now going out to knock on doors to urge everyone to vote. Should be fun,” the former FBI director wrote on Twitter.
Voted. Now going out to knock on doors to urge everyone to vote. Should be fun. pic.twitter.com/xvofJXSPb9
— James Comey (@Comey) November 6, 2018
In an op-ed published in the New York Times on Tuesday, the former FBI director asked people to vote today to “uphold our nation’s values,” and he criticized the political climate in the country.
“I feel the giant stirring. The awakening is slow, but it is underway. Torches and death in Charlottesville. Children in cages at the border. The lying, misogyny, racism and attacks on the rule of law from our president,” he wrote. “These things poke the giant. It takes time, but the American people are stirring. They always do. And when they awaken, these fevers break very quickly.”
In July, the former FBI director urged people to vote for Democrats during today’s midterm election, arguing that Republicans in Congress had “proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that ‘Ambition must … counteract ambition.”
However, for all of his urging, Comey did not find much love online.
If James Comey knocks on your door, please remind him that a lot of this shit is his fault. https://t.co/73m3HZAhl6
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) November 6, 2018
this guy understands the difference one person can make in an election https://t.co/VR4hXBDtPK
— actioncookbook (@actioncookbook) November 6, 2018
[knocks on door in chappaqua] https://t.co/hxR1w3rwg1
— Philip Bump (@pbump) November 6, 2018
Oh boy I sure hope the guy who got us into this mess knocks on MY door https://t.co/o8QJN9pLdh
— Eli Bosnick (@elibosnick) November 6, 2018
maybe just send them a letter instead https://t.co/IPaNcHJEOQ
— Corey Atad (@CoreyAtad) November 6, 2018
Hi, I’m James Comey. Perhaps you remember me from my hamfisted interventions in the last election. https://t.co/EwZuZ1DSeb
— Roy Abrams (@RQA) November 6, 2018
"Hey you're that assh-"
"I know, I know, I'm sorry, please go fix my mistake" https://t.co/MkudmmN7zu
— Edward DeRuiter (@edwardderuiter) November 6, 2018
Others said they would be sad to see Comey instead of other high-profile people who have decided to try and get out the vote like Oprah Winfrey and Will Ferrell.
Imagine knowing Oprah was out canvassing and you open the door and it's James Comey https://t.co/PnNbRPdqVG
— Jesse Peretz (@jperetz) November 6, 2018
Imagine if you read all these stories about, like, Oprah and Michael B. Jordan helping GOTV and then you open your front door and it’s THIS FUCKING GUY. https://t.co/DhCKqWxHxT
— Sarah Mackey (@sarahjanet) November 6, 2018
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).