SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: May 14, 2017 Edition

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Opinion Column by John Semmens
Controversy Over Comey Dismissal

This week President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Democrats who previously had called for Comey's departure denounced the move.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn), Vice Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), contends that "it has thrown the nation into a real constitutional crisis. Here we have a man who should never have been allowed to be president act as if he is the president. Since Hillary Clinton won the popular vote it seems to me that any changes in the personnel in the Executive Branch ought to be approved by her before they are made."

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif) agreed. "When a person who should not be president usurps the authority of the office that is grounds for impeachment," she argued. "Hillary Clinton should be the one to determine whether Comey deserved to be fired. Considering how he betrayed her during the campaign she would be justified in firing him. I could support that.
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