Sen. John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyMORE (R-La.) Said Sunday that the former deputy director of the FBI Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeSunday shows in preview: the 2020 field begins to take shape Trump: "Sessions had no idea!" Top Republican publishes full transcript of Bruce Ohr interview PLUS and the other members of the bureau should be "ashamed of the head" for undermining the organization's reputation by their actions surrounding the 2016 elections.
Kennedy appeared on "Face the Nation" just after McCabe sat down for an interview in which he was interrogated about texts exchanged between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, former FBI officials. President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders pledges to support the Democratic candidate in 2020. CNN's Zucker: Fox News is a "propaganda media" Warren struggles to gain ground against the Sanders push MORE and his Republican allies accused the three former FBI leaders of political bias.
"The FBI is one of the politicizers responsible for the world's largest law enforcement agency in the world's history," Kennedy said. "It's not the only one, but it's clear that he and others in 2016, some were for Trump, still others for Clinton.But they acted according to their political beliefs. and they hurt the FBI a lot for that. "
He added that those involved should "shake their heads in shame" and "put their heads in the bag".
Kennedy then hinted that McCabe was lucky not to have been sued for perjury. McCabe was fired last year after an internal report revealed that he was not showing up with the investigators.
McCabe's attorney told The Associated Press last month that he was still facing a possible criminal investigation. He denied lying to the investigators.
"He just got fired," said Kennedy. "He was lucky."
.@SenJohnKennedy Former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe and other FBI members acted on the basis of their political convictions. For that, they should "remain ashamed, and put their heads in a bag". pic.twitter.com/2JRvEO5C4p
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McCabe said during his own appearance on "Face the Nation" that he did not know why he had been mentioned in an SMS exchange while Page and Strzok were discussing an "insurance policy" "in the event that Trump is elected.
McCabe has been a major player in television news in recent weeks following the release of his new book, "The Threat". The former FBI official strongly criticized the persistent criticism of the president with regard to the office and the Ministry of Justice.