Congressman Patrick Meehan

Representing the 7th District of Pennsylvania

Meehan Statement on Former FBI Director Comey

May 10, 2017
Press Release

Springfield, Pa. – Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) issued the following statement today in response to the firing of FBI Director James Comey:

“James Comey is a man of the highest integrity, ability and intellect and I thank him for his years of public service to the Justice Department,” Meehan said. “He and the FBI were dragged into an impossible situation by Hillary Clinton’s decisions and her mishandling of classified information. He was confronted with no good choices in the height of an election season.”

“It’s regrettable that in recent months, both Republicans and Democrats have lost faith in the Bureau to act above partisan politics. I’m hopeful that new, independent leadership will restore this confidence and continue to conduct ongoing investigations into Russian interference in our elections with integrity,” Meehan concluded.