"The View" co-host Meghan McCain ripped former FBI Director James on Wednesday for making political statements in his new book, "A Higher Loyalty," and recent interviews.
"I want to believe you're not a political person," McCain told Comey during an interview. "You're the head of the FBI, but you write in your book how you went to President [Barack] Obama, and you were on the verge of tears, saying you were going to miss him. You also said you were dreading the next four years with [Donald] Trump."
"You said very incendiary things about my party this morning," she continued. "I'm a Republican who has many issues with Trump, that is not reflective of my party as a whole.
"The big issue I have is — I don't want to know your politics, and a lot of the things you're saying and doing are highly political, and I just don't understand what you gain, trying to sort of clear the deck here by bringing things like this up."
Comey replied: "That's a good question. I don't think of it as my politics. I think of it as my values."
After which, McCain mentioned Comey's wife, who attended the Women's March and spoke of being "very sad on election night."
"But why bring up politics now?" McCain said. "No disrespect, but what your take on the current Republican Party is — I'm more interested in what you know about national security."
Comey responded: "I brought it up because I was asked about it."
McCain later accused Comey of coming across "like a political commentator."
"I don't mean to be," he said. "I don't care whether people support a Republican or a Democrat, because I'm not either. I don't care who they support. I hope the conversation will start with values and come to policy second, because we're always going to fight about guns and taxes and immigration, but all we are as this country is a collection of values and that's what unites Republicans and Democrats."
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