Comey contrasts Trump rally to Reagan’s directive to ‘speak kindly’
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Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyCarter Page sues over surveillance related to Russia probe Top Republicans praise Trump's Flynn pardon The new marshmallow media in the Biden era MORE took to Twitter on Wednesday to contrast President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump MORE's rally the night before with former President Ronald Reagan's directive to "speak kindly."

“After last night’s rally, it is important to remember we once had a President who spoke these words, ‘Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, and leave the rest to God.’ Ronald Reagan,” Comey said on Twitter. 

Comey, who has become a vocal critic of the Trump administration, frequently takes to Twitter to share pointed quotes in response to Trump's actions. 

 

Comey remarks come a day after Trump mocked Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to accuse his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, during a rally in Mississippi.

"'How did you get home?'" Trump said on Tuesday, imitating Ford's testimony about the alleged assault before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "'I don't remember.' 'How'd you get there?' 'I don't remember.' 'Where is the place?' 'I don't remember.' 'How many years ago was it?' 'I don't know.'"

Trump’s mockery of Ford prompted several GOP senators who have been viewed as a potential swing vote for his Supreme Court nominee to break with the president.

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GOP Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsBipartisan, bicameral group unveils 8 billion coronavirus proposal The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - GOP angst in Georgia; confirmation fight looms Biden budget pick sparks battle with GOP Senate MORE (Maine) called Trump’s comments "plain wrong,” and Republican Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeBiden eyeing Cindy McCain for UK ambassador position: report Profiles in cowardice: Trump's Senate enablers McSally concedes Arizona Senate race MORE (Ariz.) told NBC’s “Today” that the president's comments were “kind of appalling.” GOP Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiPressure builds for coronavirus relief with no clear path to deal Bipartisan, bicameral group unveils 8 billion coronavirus proposal The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - GOP angst in Georgia; confirmation fight looms MORE (Alaska) also said Trump's comments on Ford were "wholly inappropriate."

Republicans currently hold 51 seats in the Senate. They can only afford to lose one GOP senator's vote on Kavanaugh before they will need to lean on Democrats to have him confirmed.

So far, no Democrats have said they plan to support Kavanaugh, although Sens. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinPressure builds for coronavirus relief with no clear path to deal Overnight Health Care: CDC panel recommends who gets vaccine first | McConnell offering new relief bill | Hahn downplays White House meeting on vaccines Bipartisan, bicameral group unveils 8 billion coronavirus proposal MORE (D-W.Va.) and Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampMajor unions back Fudge for Agriculture secretary Five House Democrats who could join Biden Cabinet Biden names John Kerry as 'climate czar' in new administration MORE (D-N.D.) remain undecided.