GOP senator: Comey firing 'exacerbates the erosion of trust in our institutions'

GOP senator: Comey firing 'exacerbates the erosion of trust in our institutions'
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Sen. Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseSasse responds to Trump: 'America doesn't have kings' Trump calls for college football season to go forward The Hill's 12:30 Report - Trump's coronavirus executive orders stirs debate MORE (R-Neb.) on Sunday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection MORE's handling of FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump: Yates either lying or grossly incompetent Yates spars with GOP at testy hearing Trump knocks Sally Yates ahead of congressional testimony MORE’s firing helps erode the trust in United States institutions.

“I think it exacerbates the erosion of trust in our institutions,” Sasses told CBS’s “Face the Nation” while discussing the fallout of Comey’s firing last week.


Sasse, who previously said the timing of Comey’s firing was “troubling,” added that the Department of Justice has been politicized in recent years. 

“There’s a lot that we need to understand better about how this happened,” the senator said. 

Trump fired Comey last week while calling for “a new beginning” at the bureau.

Sasse during his appearance on CBS Sunday morning emphasized the need for “a shared narrative” about America to combat the erosion in confidence in institutions.

“We need to have a shared civic understanding of America” before partisan politics, Sasse said.