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Sen. Kennedy: Comey 'About as Popular as Cholera' on Capitol Hill

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FBI Director James Comey doesn't have many friends in Congress, according to one Republican senator, as both sides of the aisle think he helped their opponents.

"It's no secret, Comey doesn't get invited to many parties on Capitol Hill," Sen. John Kennedy said Thursday on CNN's "New Day" program, adding that "he's about as popular as cholera. I respect that about him. The impression I get of Comey is, he's going to do his job, and he doesn't much care who gets mad at him."

Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, where the ranking Democratic member, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, said, "I join those who believe the action taken by the FBI did, in fact, have an impact on the election," according to The Washington Post. 

"I appreciated Comey's candor," Kennedy of the director's testimony. "He was forthcoming. He wasn't apologetic."

Comey said that the idea that his letter to Congress about Hillary Clinton's emails affected the election makes him "mildly nauseous," but said "even in hindsight, and this has been one of the world's most painful decisions, I would make the same decision."

Comey is set to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

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