Merkley Statement on Comey Firing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after the firing of F.B.I. Director James Comey.

“Trump’s explanation for firing Comey is as phony as a three-dollar bill. Trump’s pattern of firing people who are investigating him is downright Nixonian, and Members of Congress of both parties should treat it with the same gravity that our predecessors did during Watergate.”