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 SasseBen SasseSasse calls China's Xi a 'coward' after Apple Daily arrest Defunct newspaper's senior editor arrested in Hong Kong Murkowski: Trump has 'threatened to do a lot' to those who stand up to him MORE (R-Neb.) on Sunday said President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Arkansas governor says it's 'disappointing' vaccinations have become 'political' Watch live: Trump attends rally in Phoenix MORE's handling of FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyBiden sister has book deal, set to publish in April Mystery surrounds Justice's pledge on journalist records NYT publisher: DOJ phone records seizure a 'dangerous incursion' on press freedom 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.