Sen. John Kennedy, R-LA, said Thursday morning that FBI director James Comey is “about as popular as cholera” with lawmakers just one day after Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“It’s no secret, Comey doesn’t get invited to many parties on Capitol Hill,” Kennedy said in an interview with CNN. “He’s about as popular as cholera. But I respect that about him.”
Kennedy did say he appreciated Comey’s “candor” during his testimony.
“The impression I get about Comey is he’s going to do his job and he doesn’t much care who gets mad at him,” Kennedy added Thursday.
“He gave me straight-up answers. He answered yes and no questions with yes and no,” Kennedy said. “I also pressed him pretty hard on the investigation about Russia’s interference with the last round of elections.”