James Comey managed to put his FBI career in full self-destruct mode in just under a year. Now that it is all said and done, he is learning a startling truth.
It appears that Comey does not have anyone on his side, politically. The right dislikes him for brushing off any prosecution of Hillary Clinton, despite overwhelming evidence. The Left dislikes him just as much for not investigating President Trump the way that they wanted. Now, according to Politico, the former FBI director is (quite literally) struggling just to get people to listen to him.
Comey traveled to give a convocation address at Howard University. After he took the stage, he struggled to get his speech out, as students continuously shouted him down.
The protesters stood in the back of the auditorium at Howard with their fists raised to the sky and sang “We Shall not be Moved,” as Comey took to the stage Friday. He barely got out a simple “thank you” to the university president before the verbal protests started.
A number of chants were used as Comey stood quietly at the front podium, waiting for the crowd to settle down. Chants of “No justice, no peace” could be heard throughout the event, along with, “Get out Jim Comey, you’re not our homie.”
Comey’s attempts to silence the crowd only resulted in further heckling. He said, “I hope you’ll stay to listen to what I have to say, and I just listened to you for five minutes.”
As you can imagine, the attempt failed, and an administrator stepped up to try and calm the situation. The administrator was also shouted down, and gave up trying to calm the volatile situation. The audience remained uncooperative.
Logically speaking. you would think that the school would do something to remove the people who were causing the ruckus from the event. Instead, there was no attempt to remove the demonstrators.
After finally giving in, Comey began to speak, regardless of the protesters shouting in the background. A majority of the people there wanted to hear Comey speak, in his eyes, but the ones who didn’t worked hard to disrupt the event.
The Left believes that Comey betrayed them by not pursuing their baseless claims concerning President Trump and Russia. At the same time, they fail to acknowledge the evidence that he drafted a letter clearing Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing in her server scandal before even interviewing her.
Comey managed to get his speech out, even if it was drowned down by chants of “White supremacy is not debate.” He is scheduled to give a series of lectures at Howard during the 2017-2018 school year.
The odds are this — things are not going to get much easier for the former FBI Director. At the end of the day, he has no one to blame but himself. His pure dishonesty has raised eyebrows on both the Left and the Right. He has, as they say, “made his bed,” and now he gets to lay in it.