Andrew McCabe’s firing has been criticized by the political arena, and now Republican Senator Marco Rubio is sharing his thoughts on the way it all went down.
During an appearance on Meet the Press, he commented that he didn’t “like the way it happened. He should’ve been allowed to finish through the weekend.”
Senator Rubio also added that “We need to be very careful about taking these very important entities and smearing everybody in them with a broad stroke.”
He was asked if a move like this could potentially the F.B.I.’s image. His response was that “all of these agencies are made up of thousands of people who are out there working every day. You know, the field offices around the countries, many of whom are far removed from any of the drama in Washington. They’re just out there doing their work every single day. I would hate to demoralize the workforce. And more importantly, I would hate to discourage new people from coming into that. So I just don’t like the whole tone. I don’t like the fact they’re in the news every day. I think both sides of this debate have done this from time to time. There was certainly a lot of criticism of Comey from Democrats when they didn’t like how he handled the Hillary probe. So they’re not above reproach. There are ways to hold them accountable. But I think we need to be very careful about taking these very important entities and smearing everybody in them with a broad stroke.”