Comey Corrects Rubio: I Promised To Be ‘Honestly Loyal,’ Not ‘Loyally Honest’ (VIDEO)

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In questioning fired FBI Director James Comey, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) got the order of two crucial words mixed up. Comey wrote in his opening statement, released yesterday, that he had gotten out of a conversation in which President Donald Trump asked for his loyalty first by promising only “honesty,” and eventually by pledging “honest loyalty.”

“He asked for your loyalty,” Rubio asked. “And you said you would be loyally honest.” 

“Honestly loyal,” Comey corrected him.

Watch below:

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