Rep. Davis: ‘Somewhat troubled’ by Comey firing

Rodney Davis
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said the Trump administration will have to explain its decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. (WJBC file photo)

By Eric Stock

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said he was ‘surprised and somewhat troubled’ by the news of FBI Director James Comey’s firing.

“Yesterday was probably the most surprising move that I’ve seen out of that administration,” Davis said. “I hope they have some good reasons why and hopefully that will come out pretty soon.”

PODCAST: Listen to Patti’s interview with Davis on WJBC.

Davis told WJBC’s Patti Penn the Trump Administration will have to justify Comey’s firing to the American people. The Taylorville Republican added he has concerns about the timing of the firing as the FBI has been investigating the Trump campaign’s possible connection to Russia.

“I hope the president and his team are able to justify this action,” Davis said.

In his letter to Comey, Trump said the firing was necessary to restore “public trust and confidence” in the FBI. He also said on Twitter that “Comey had lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington.”

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