Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonState Dept: Russia’s allegations about American citizens ‘absolutely absurd’ Trump on possible sit-down with Mueller: ‘I’ve always wanted to do an interview’ Election Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas MORE‘s former campaign press secretary is rejecting former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyIntelligence officials showed Trump classified proof Putin ordered election interference: report FBI director says Russian influence efforts are ‘very active’ Ex-Clinton press secretary Fallon rejects Comey endorsement of Democrats in midterms MORE’s endorsement of Democratic candidates in the 2018 midterm elections.
“Democrats don’t want your endorsement, but thanks,” Brian Fallon, who now serves as a CNN commentator and is the executive director of “Demand Justice,” tweeted on Wednesday.
Democrats don’t want your endorsement, but thanks.https://t.co/1BVei3GbUC
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) July 18, 2018
Comey in a tweet late Tuesday slammed “incapable” House Republicans, saying that “policy differences don’t matter right now” as he urged people to vote for Democrats in November.
“This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that ‘Ambition must … counteract ambition.’ All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall,” Comey tweeted. “Policy differences don’t matter right now. History has its eyes on us.”
Comey’s message was retweeted nearly 40,000 times as of Wednesday afternoon and liked nearly 115,000 times.
Former Clinton rapid response director Zac Petkanas had a similar response to Comey on Tuesday night.
“Dear @Comey — We don’t want you. Sincerely, The Democratic Party,” wrote Petkanas, who now acts as a Democratic political consultant.
Dear @Comey —
We don’t want you.
The Democratic Party
— Zac Petkanas (@Zac_Petkanas) July 17, 2018
Clinton’s former campaign staff and allies, along with the former Democratic presidential nominee herself, have long argued that Comey’s decision to reopen an FBI investigation into her emails just days before the election was a primary reason that President TrumpDonald John TrumpIran claims it rejected Trump meeting requests 8 times ESPY host jokes Putin was as happy after Trump summit as Ovechkin winning Stanley Cup Russian ambassador: Trump made ‘verbal agreements’ with Putin MORE won.
“It wasn’t healthy or productive to dwell on the ways I felt I’d been shivved by then-FBI Director James Comey — three times over the final five months of the campaign,” wrote Clinton in her 2017 book, “What Happened,” which attempts to explain how she lost the election.
“Comey made a choice to excoriate me in public in July and then dramatically reopen the investigation on October 28, all while refusing to say a word about Trump and Russia. If not for those decisions, everything would have been different. Comey himself later said he was ‘mildly nauseous’ at the idea that he influenced the outcome of the election. Hearing that made me sick,” she added.
Comey was fired by Trump in May 2017, which led directly to the creation of a special counsel led by Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Comey launched a book tour in April to promote “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,” which is highly critical of the president.
During that tour, Comey declared that the Republican Party “left me” and stated he no longer wanted to be associated with the GOP.