To bash one’s country — as a high-profile figure — while on foreign soil, is about as low as one can go. We’ve seen folks like former President Obama, Hillary Clinton and others throw America under the bus to pander to their foreign friends.
But disgraced Jim Comey just did it in a big way. He not only said he was ashamed of America for the border separation issue, he jokingly (but not jokingly he said) almost told Irish customs agents that he and his wife were Canadian.
In a Friday public interview in Dublin that lasted over an hour, Irish Times reports that former FBI director James Comey said he was “horrified” by how child migrants were being treated at the border, so much so that he and his wife were “joking, not really joking” about claiming they were Canadian while in the customs line. Comey traveled to Ireland as part of his tour to promote his book, A Higher Loyalty. “It’s funny because it reveals a truth: I’m ashamed,” he said.
He added that he believes his decision to reopen the investigation into Hilary Clinton’s emails just 11 days before the 2016 election contributed to Donald Trump’s victory according to a report from Business Insider. It’s a painful realization for him, especially in light of the thousands of migrant children who have been separated from their families under President Trump’s immigration policies. Given the chance to do it all again, however, he believes he would make the decision to reopen the Hilary Clinton email case because he feels the American people should be informed. Comey added,
Mr. Comey explained that many Americans feel the same way and that it’s reminiscent of people speaking out during the civil rights movement. “I am horrified by what happened on our border, but I wonder if something good might not come from that,” he explained.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 23, 2018