Fired FBI Director James Comey said that he no longer sees himself as a Republican.
"The Republican Party has left me, and many others," Comey said on the ABC News podcast "Start Here."
The former director noted that the Republican National Committee has launched a website to counter the media tour for Comey’s book, "A Higher Loyalty."
"I just think they’ve lost their way and I can’t be associated with it," Comey said in the interview.
After his firing by President Donald Trump, Comey said he started focusing more on politics and made a realization about the Republican Party. "These people don’t represent anything I believe in," Comey said on the podcast.
Trump has changed the Republican Party for the worse, Comey said.
"I see the Republican Party, as near as I can tell, reflects now entirely Donald Trump’s values… it doesn’t reflect values at all. It’s transactional, it’s ego driven, it’s in service to his ego. And it’s, I think, consoling itself that we’re going to achieve important policy goals — a tax cut or something," Comey said to host Brad Mielke on the podcast.
Comey said he still respects some Republicans, such as Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor is a "person of principle and honor," Comey said in the ABC interview.
President Donald Trump continued tweeting about Comey on Wednesday, writing that Comey was not fired "because of the phony Russia investigation."
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