GOP Senator: Trump’s Firing Of Comey Worsens ‘Erosion Of Trust’ In Government

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May 14, 2017 4:19 p.m.
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Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) on Sunday said President Donald Trump’s abrupt termination of former FBI Director James Comey “exacerbates the erosion of trust” in government institutions.

Speaking on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Sasse said he was “disappointed in the timing” of Comey’s termination.

“Why do you think James Comey was fired?” John Dickerson asked.

“I’m not sure how this president makes lots of decisions, so I honestly don’t know,” Sasse replied.

He said the way Trump fired Comey “exacerbates the erosion of trust in our institutions.”

“We are in the midst of a civilization-warping crisis of public trust,” Sasse said. “We’re going to need to have some institutions that we can rely on and believe are apolitical, when the public has more and more doubt.”

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