Pelosi on Comey comments: ‘I never said he should be fired’
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday that past comments about ex-FBI Director James B. Comey possibly becoming a professional “casualty” for “double standards” were never calls for his ouster.
ABC’s “The View” invited Ms. Pelosi to discuss President Trump, but soon found herself correcting host Sunny Hostin’s take on her past rhetoric.
“Congresswoman, you yourself said that you thought that Comey’s behavior was inappropriate, his actions were inappropriate, and that he should be fired,” Ms. Hostin told the California Democrat.
“I never said he should be fired,” the congresswoman shot back.
“What I said was when he — what he did as far as Hillary Clinton was concerned — was he couldn’t take the heat for it.”
“You said he was maybe not in the right job,” replied the host, The Washington Free Beacon reported.
“He wasn’t in a job that he couldn’t take the heat for it,” Ms. Pelosi said.