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Comey Shrieks Republican Party Must Be ‘Burned to the Ground’

Jan. 22 , 2021 (EIRNS)—In an interview published Jan. 21, former FBI Director James Comey said the Republican Party must be “burned to the ground” before it can rebuild following President Trump’s administration.

Comey told Australian ABC television news program “7.30” that the GOP “doesn’t stand for anything that is valuable to our country. It doesn’t stand for anything, that is other than a cult of personality around a man who is a demagogue and a liar.”

“It’s deeply unhealthy when the head of government is a sociopath, to be honest, and that shapes, unfortunately, millions of people in a harmful way.”

“The Republican Party has to be burned to the ground, in some form or fashion,” Comey said, according to ABC’s website.

“If it’s going to survive, and we need two healthy parties to have a healthy democracy, it has to be rebuilt in some way,” he said. “I think you may see principled Republicans splitting off or finding a way to push the Trumpers off, so they can reconstitute the Republican Party on a set of real values.”

“The Republican Party needs to be burned down or changed,” Comey said. “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.”

“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.”

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