During a recent interview, James Comey, who has been openly critical of former President Donald Trump, was questioned about his opinions on the upcoming 2024 presidential election.
Comey stated during an interview on MSNBC that Joe Biden is the preferred candidate. Jen Psaki, who used to be Biden’s White House press secretary, asked the question.
Comey said he is happy that Biden is willing to serve. He said the person in the presidency must be committed to the rule of law and the country’s values. He is not referring to policy disagreement– everyone should consider things similarly, regardless of conflicts. He said the president should follow the law and Constitution.
Psaki mentioned that Ron DeSantis and Tim Scott have announced their presidential candidacies. Nikki Haley, Asa Hutchinson, and Vivek Ramaswamy were already in the race. Psaki inquired whether Comey, who was previously a Republican but voted for Biden in 2020, would contemplate any of the Republican candidates joining the 2024 election.
Comey said that it “has to be Joe Biden.”
In the interview, Comey stated that if Trump is re-elected, there would be a “retribution presidency” for four years. Comey was fired by Trump in 2017 while leading the FBI’s investigation into alleged Russian collusion with Trump’s campaign.
According to Psaki, during the CNN town hall, Trump did not pledge to support Ukraine in their conflict with Russia.
Comey believes that Donald Trump shouldn’t be re-elected as president because he seems to have a strong admiration for Vladimir Putin, although the reasons for this are unclear. Comey hopes that the intelligence community can respond more effectively than they did in 2016.
He said they will be there for this election.