House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) floated the possibility Wednesday that FBI Director James Comey could be one "the casualties" of the 2016 election.
Comey has been under fire from Democrats and some Republicans after sending a letter to lawmakers last week saying the FBI had found potential new evidence in the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe dangerous erosion of Democratic Party foundations The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat Left laughs off floated changes to 2024 ticket MORE's private email server.
"Maybe he's not in the right job," Pelosi said to CNN.
"I think that we have to just get through this election and just see what the casualties are along the way."
The Clinton campaign has questioned the timing of the letter, released less than two weeks before Election Day.
Both Republicans and Democrats have called on Comey to release more information and have said the vagueness of his letter is frustrating.
On Wednesday, President Obama weighed in on the new FBI development for the first time, appearing to criticize Comey for providing "incomplete information."
“I do think that there is a norm that when there are investigations, we don’t operate on innuendo,” Obama told NowThis News.
The potential new evidence was discovered during an unrelated investigation into former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), who allegedly exchanged sexually explicit messages with an underaged girl.
Weiner's estranged wife, Huma Abedin, is a longtime Clinton aide.
"I think Huma used bad judgement in marrying Anthony Weiner," Pelosi said.
The teenage girl in question joined those slamming Comey on Wednesday, saying she was "upset" to be dragged into the election circus.
"The last thing I wanted was to have this become political propaganda," the 15-year-old told BuzzFeed.