May 10, 2017 Press Releases and Announcements

Seriously Ed?

by Christina Freundlich

Gillespie Refuses to Criticize Trump’s Brazen Abuse of Power

This Comes After Urging Republicans to “Come Home” to Support Trump Last Year

When asked today about the firing of former FBI director James Comey today, Ed Gillespie dodged the question by claiming that he hasn’t had time to focus on it. And despite other Republicans criticizing Trump’s alarming move yesterday, Gillespie still refuses to criticize Trump today:

 While it is any president’s prerogative to hire or fire an FBI Director, there have been many questions and concerns raised about this decision and I look forward to learning more about its timing and rationale as they’re answered. It’s critical that the American people have faith in the Bureau, its leadership and the Administration.”


Trump’s firing of James Comey is a dangerous, transparent move to interfere with the FBI’s investigation into his campaign’s possible collusion with Russia during the election. And Ed Gillespie wants to be Virginia’s chief executive….and won’t criticize Trump for this?

And while Gillespie may try to dance around Donald Trump now, it hasn’t always been that way. Gillespie’s support of Trump was “clear from the beginning,” and urged Republicans to “come home” to support Trump.

In response, DPVA spokesperson Christina Freundlich issued the following statement:

“Seriously Ed?”