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Sen. Marco Rubio blasts ex-FBI Director Comey for 'tremendous damage to the country'

Rubio said elite institutions "need" government officials to become "woke" in order to be hired as an expert.

Published: June 1, 2023 3:11pm

Sen. Marco Rubio slammed former FBI Director James Comey, whom he said is "doing tremendous damage" to the United States through his book tour.

"These guys have done more damage to the FBI, to the CIA, to our intelligence agencies than any foreign power ever could," Rubio, a Florida Republican, said Wednesday on Fox News' "Jesse Watters Primetime" in response to a question about how he feels about Comey doing a book tour to promote his fictional crime drama, "Central Park West."

Rubio said elite institutions "need" government officials to become "woke" in order to be hired as an expert. "You've got to be anti-Republican, especially anti-Trump."

Rubio said former government officials "monetize" their previous service "by becoming a voice that uses your previous service to give you the credibility and the standing to go on these shows and sell your book or be on a corporate board or get on the speaker circuit."

The senator said these actions are "doing tremendous damage to the country, tremendous damage to these institutions."

Comey has made multiple comments against former President Donald Trump while promoting his book. 

For example, Comey told MSNBC during an interview this week that Trump "represents a serious threat to the rule of law in this country, and anyone with eyes to see can see that." He also said he thinks "Trump is the leader of a cult who has radicalized his followers."

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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