Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke out on Wednesday to brand James Comey as a “notorious liar” who “should be in prison” after the former FBI director claimed that the Republican Party needs to be “burned down or changed.”
“The Republican party needs to be burned down or changed,” Comey told The Guardian. “Something is shifting, and I’m hoping it’s the fault breaking apart, a break between the Trumpists and those people who want to try and build a responsible conservative party because everybody should know that we need one.”
He went on to attack those who supported Trump.
“Who would want to be part of an organization that at its core is built on lies and racism and know-nothingism? It’s just not a healthy political organization,” Comey said. “They tell themselves stories like: ‘I’ve got to deal with this to protect the country; because I’m so important to the nation, I’ll make these compromises.'”
“And then he’s eaten your soul, it’s too late, and then you’re the attorney general of the United States marching across Lafayette Square thick with choking pepper smoke after protesters have been cleared so the man can hold the Bible up. That’s where you end up,” he added.
Paul, however, was not having any of it. He told Fox News that Comey is a “notorious liar,” going on to question why Republicans would ever take the advice of someone who “used the enormous power of government to go after his political opponent Donald Trump.”
“When we start taking advice from Comey, a notorious liar, a guy who ruined the FBI, a guy who used the enormous power of government to go after his political opponent Donald Trump, I think when we start taking his advice, we are taking the wrong advice,” Paul said. “And so, I don’t plan on listening to anything from Comey. In fact, I think Comey should be in prison for the things that he did.”