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These Anodyne GOP Reactions to Comey’s Firing Are Better Than Nothing

The GOP brain trust weighs in.

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Democrats were almost universally outraged—despite previous email-related misgivings—by President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey in the middle of the bureau’s investigation of the president’s ties to Russia. Many Republicans not so much—including liberals’ favorite Republican, Sen. Susan Collins. But still others in the GOP expressed a range of emotions in registering their concern over Comey’s dismissal. Many are “troubled,” others “disappointed,” and one appears to be confounded. Hey, it’s a start. Here’s a smattering of the Republican responses.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is “extremely troubled.”

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North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr is just plain old “troubled.”

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Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse finds it “very troubling.”

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Arizona Sen. John McCain is “disappointed.”

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Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is … confounded?

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Nevada Sen. Dean Heller is “surprised.”

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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is also “surprised” and some other stuff:

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Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker is a fan of word salad:

This post has been updated with new information as it became available.

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