After losing the presidential race to Donald Trump and the Republican Party, many Democrats have turned to FBI Director James Comey to blame him for the loss of Hillary Clinton. They accused the agency director’s actions to re-open the private email server case as politically motivated.
On Wednesday morning, Clinton’s camp and members of the Democratic Party watched as Trump was able to gain the full support of almost all swing states in the U.S., which greatly pushed his electoral vote count to over 270.
Although Clinton graciously conceded to her opponent through a phone call, certain members of the Democratic Party still searched for a scapegoat in an attempt to explain the results of the election.
Many of them centered on Comey, who, in October, surprised everyone by announcing that the FBI has decided to re-visit the investigations on Clinton and her use of a private email server which she and her staff used to allegedly handle confidential information.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is also a member of the Democratic Party, accused Comey of being a Republican operative.
“When… Mr. Comey released that letter two Fridays ago, he became the leading Republican political operative in the country, wittingly or unwittingly,” she told The Hill.
Pelosi then went on to say that she was hoping that the Democrats will be able to secure the majority seats in the lower chamber of the House through Clinton’s victory. However, according to her, this all changed when the FBI decided to re-open the case.
Democratic Representative Ben Ray Lujan straightforwardly attributed Clinton’s loss to the letter that Comey unveiled to Congress last month. For him, this was the sole factor that was powerful enough to derail’s Clinton’s campaign.
“We’re clearly seeing the impact of Director Comey’s letter in… more than a handful of races across the country,” he said.