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Congressman Tony Cardenas

Representing the 29th District of California

Cárdenas Statement on Comey

May 10, 2017
Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas released the following statement regarding President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.

“I am outraged and disgusted by President Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director Comey. I’m also seriously concerned about the impact this action will have on the ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in our elections. Now more than ever, it is crucial that we have an independent prosecutor to ensure the American people get the truth.

President Trump's actions, and the Attorney General’s involvement, deserve a hard, untainted review. Their motives are suspect at best.

This Administration's complete contempt for transparency and the truth gets worse by the hour. Republican leaders in Congress must put country before party and fulfill the legislative branch's constitutional duty to be a check against these attacks on our democracy.”

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