Former FBI Director James Comey, a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump, was asked about his thoughts on the 2024 Presidential election in a new interview that aired on MSNBC on Sunday (June 4).
In response to a question by Jen Psaki, Biden’s former White House Press Secretary, Comey insisted, “It has to be Joe Biden.”
Comey expressed being “glad” that Biden is “willing to serve.”
“It has to be somebody is committed to the rule of law,” and “the values of this country,” Comedy continued.
Comey explained that he wasn’t referring to policies as “people can disagree about policy,” adding, “there are things above those disagreements that all of us should think about the same way.”
He noted that the President has to be someone “who abides [by] the law and Constitution,” insisting that “there’s no one else but Joe Biden.”
Highlighting that Comey was once a longtime Republican but voted for Biden in 2020, Psaki asked if the former FBI Director would consider any of the Republican candidates in the 2024 Presidential race.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) are the most recent entries into the GOP Presidential race, while former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy were already in the running.
Comey, who was fired by Trump in 2017 while leading the FBI’s investigation into alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, said during the interview that if Trump returns to the White House, the country will face “four years of a retribution presidency.”
“He could order the prosecution of individuals who he sees as enemies,” Comey noted, suggesting that he was like on the “enemies list.”
Comey explained that given that the President “constitutionally does oversee the executive branch entirely,” including the Department of Justice, adding that if Trump wins the Presidency in 2024, “he could commission, direct that individuals be pursued.”