BREAKING NEWS August Complex: Hwy 36 closed in portions of Trinity County Full Story

Ex-FBI head James Comey urges public to vote Democratic

Former FBI Director James Comey is urging "all who believe in this country's values" to vote for Democrats in the upc...

Posted: Jul 18, 2018 9:29 PM

Former FBI Director James Comey is urging "all who believe in this country's values" to vote for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.

In a tweet on Tuesday evening, Comey called the Republican-held Congress "incapable of fulfilling the Founders' design."

"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. Policy differences don't matter right now. History has its eyes on us," he wrote.

Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump in May 2017, also spoke out Monday against the President's comments at his joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"This was the day an American president stood on foreign soil next to a murderous lying thug and refused to back his own country. Patriots need to stand up and reject the behavior of this president," Comey said on Twitter.

Comey served under both Republican and Democratic administrations, but during 2016 testimony before Congress he noted he had been registered as a Republican most of his life, adding that he was no longer registered.

The former FBI director has been vocal about his frustration with the Republican Party before, and in April he said he could no longer "be associated with it."

"The Republican Party has left me and many others. I need no better evidence than their new website -- which I think is 'Lyin Comey,' maybe? -- attacking me. I just think they've lost their way, and I can't be associated with it," Comey told ABC News' "Start Here" podcast at the time.

He continued in his interview with ABC News: "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," he added.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 799516

Reported Deaths: 15393
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2644146455
Riverside578831179
San Bernardino53359918
Orange526221182
San Diego45596773
Kern31712360
Fresno28019362
Sacramento21872399
Alameda20951397
Santa Clara20756304
San Joaquin20126437
Stanislaus16436345
Contra Costa16238204
Tulare15829259
Ventura12591146
Imperial11741317
San Francisco1094699
San Mateo9714144
Monterey970170
Santa Barbara8973113
Merced8828140
Kings756977
Sonoma7262120
Marin6641114
Solano627863
Madera445865
Placer353544
San Luis Obispo347929
Butte279043
Yolo278255
Santa Cruz22949
Sutter168911
Napa165313
San Benito132111
Yuba11367
El Dorado10884
Mendocino89418
Shasta75916
Lassen7360
Glenn5713
Tehama5334
Lake53011
Nevada5286
Colusa5246
Humboldt4967
Calaveras31414
Amador29616
Tuolumne2274
Inyo18715
Mono1652
Siskiyou1630
Del Norte1381
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc250
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Broken Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 81°
Oroville
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 82°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 81°
Chester
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 74°
Red Bluff
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 83°
Willows
Broken Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 81°
Mostly mild conditions are ahead for your Friday, but big changes are ahead for your weekend. Hotter temperatures, gusty north winds, and very dry conditions will result in high fire danger this weekend. Very hot conditions are ahead for next week.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events