On Tuesday, CNN aired footage of a Trump-supporting focus group watching the now infamous James Comey interview for the first time.
The group, made up of members of the South Carolina Republican Party, were unimpressed, even disgusted, by what they saw.
Comey spent an hour with ABC’s George Stephanopoulous complaining about the place he found himself in during the 2016 presidential campaign. He was in a lose-lose situation having to investigate Hillary Clinton’s emails, decide not to pursue charges against her, and, having found new emails, decide when to reopen the case.
They were particularly taken aback, for instance, by Comey claiming he felt alone and uncomfortable both during the election and while serving under President Trump.
“There was no evidence of any pity” for him, the CNN narrator noted.
Sarcastic boohoos and awws could be heard throughout the room.
This was our FBI director? A “weak,” “thin-skinned,” “lily-livered,” “little man?”
“The head of the FBI doesn’t feel uncomfortable,” one female attendee explained. “That’s sort of lily-livered. It’s not what I would expect from a man.”
For standing 6 feet, eight inches tall, Comey is a “little man,” according to another attendee. “He diminished the office of the FBI.”
The focus group was especially incensed when Comey called Trump “morally unfit” for the presidency.
Comey was the “top cop,” one woman said. If he truly thought Trump was unfit, why didn’t he capitalize on a chance to act?
Comey has continued his media tour, even doing live studio interviews with NBC and ABC, and late night talk shows.
This group of Republicans was pretty peeved after watching the ABC interview, but the ire against Comey wasn’t limited to that room. Hillary Clinton’s fans have been giving the former FBI chief a piece of their mind too.