Tucker Carlson Praises Trump Firing Comey As Protection From “Dictatorship Of The Unelected”

Carlson Gives Full Throated Defense Of Trump's Firing Of FBI Director

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From the May 9 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): This is a Fox News Alert. FBI director James Comey has been fired by the president of the United States. Good evening and welcome to Tucker Carlson Tonight. Comey's departure came unexpectedly and for a moment you could almost hear official Washington pause, wondering which talking points to use. Then the barking began. Several Democratic senators have already and predictably called the firing Nixonian, as if you are watching something from during Watergate, but you are not. This firing was overdue and everyone in Washington knows it.

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CARLSON: Dictatorship by the unelected, that is the real threat to this country and our traditions. Let's be honest. This firing of James Comey was overdue and everyone in Washington knows that. Comey was unfit for the office he held. The new president should've canned him the afternoon of the inauguration. But he didn't. Comey was too eccentric to run the FBI and too powerful for any of us to breathe easily while he was there.

Previously:

Fox News Is Floating A Close Friend Of Mike Pence To Be FBI Director

Even Fox's Charles Krauthammer Doesn't Buy Trump's Reasoning For FBI Director Comey's Ousting

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin: Trump's Firing Of FBI Director Comey Is "A Grotesque Abuse Of Power"

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