President Trump early Wednesday went after Democrats for their responses to his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.
"The Democrats have said some of the worst things about James Comey, including the fact that he should be fired, but now they play so sad!" the president tweeted Wednesday.
The Democrats have said some of the worst things about James Comey, including the fact that he should be fired, but now they play so sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2017
Trump on Tuesday fired Comey, the man who had been leading the investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia in an effort to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
The dismissal came in a signed letter from Trump to Comey that said it was time for a "new beginning" at the nation's "crown jewel of law enforcement."
The move shocked Washington and sparked outrage from Democrats, who said the president was trying to shut down the FBI's investigation.
Democratic lawmakers fired off statements condemning the president's actions and impugning his motives, with some alluding to the Watergate era and the scandal surrounding former President Richard Nixon.
Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerAnti-Trump Republicans on the line in 2022 too Democrats urge Biden to go all in with agenda in limbo Democrats press Schumer on removing Confederate statues from Capitol MORE (D-N.Y.) late Tuesday raised questions about the reasoning behind Comey's firing.
“Were these investigations getting too close to home for the president?” Schumer asked during a news conference. “Are people going to suspect coverup? Absolutely.”