A White House spokeswoman was hardly wrong when she said Wednesday that if a President Hillary Clinton had fired FBI Director James Comey, Democrats would now be dancing in the streets.
After all, until Tuesday evening, Comey was Public Enemy No. 1 in the liberal playbook, a partisan shill whose last-minute disclosures on Hillary’s e-mails supposedly swept Donald Trump into the White House.
Now they’re calling him America’s hero and warning ominously that his abrupt sacking has propelled the country into a full-blown constitutional crisis.
Complete nonsense — but typical left-wing hypocrisy.
Any crisis is purely political, not constitutional. Trump had every legal right to fire Comey, and plenty of good reason to have done so long ago — as top Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and his predecessor, Harry Reid, would have agreed.
That Trump waited this long — and compounded the problem by the clumsy way in which the firing was handled — speaks to this administration’s disorganization.
But it does not suggest a Nixonian coverup of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the US campaign, which will proceed (like the House and Senate probes) no matter who heads the FBI.