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Not only are the upcoming midterms the most important elections in our life, but it may have created some very strange political bedfellows. Former FBI Director James Comey, unceremoniously fired by President Trump and begetting an obstruction of justice investigation, has made it abundantly clear that he does not stand with today’s Republican party owned by Trump.
Proving that he wants to flip the House and deliver much needed balanced government to our unhinged president, Comey donated the maximum legal amount to Democratic candidate Jennifer Wexton as she campaigns to unseat vulnerable Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) in November. According to Federal Election Commission filings, Comey donated $2,700 to Wexton’s campaign in September as the Virginia Democrat continues to gain steam in the state’s very contentious 10th Congressional district race,
Comey, a Republican of the 90s-2010 variety, has traditionally donated to major Republicans such as Mitt Romney and the late Senator John McCain. But living in extraordinarily abnormal times like these require drastic measures and Comey is taking notice, hence his decision to leave the Republican Party.
“The Republican Party has left me and many others,” he said at the time. “I just think they’ve lost their way and I can’t be associated with it.”
Believing the party to be wholly subservient to Trump, he said “it doesn’t reflect values at all. It’s transactional, it’s ego-driven, it’s in service to his ego.”
Whether you agree with James Comey’s sudden change of heart or blame him for possibly helping Trump win the presidency, it seems more and more apparent that moderate Republicans are jumping ship.
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Michael Hayne is a comedian/writer/voice artist/impressionist who's writing has been featured in Salon, Alternet, Elite Daily, and more. His comedy has been featured on the Huffington Post and Funny or Die. Michael's infinite amount of political and celebrity impressions featured on SiriusXM and podcasts, have him known as "The Impressions Guy." Be sure to check out his podcast the Impressions Guy and an upcoming stand-up comedy appearance on Amazon Prime next. To see what Michael is up to--or to get a glimpse inside the mind of a crazy person — Check him out on impressionsguy.com.