During visit to Ireland, James Comey says he’s ‘ashamed’ to call himself an American

During visit to Ireland, James Comey says he’s ‘ashamed’ to call himself an American
Former FBI Director James Comey does national security face in Senate testimony, 2017. (Image: Screen grab of CBS video)

[Ed. – The shame cuts both ways, pal.]

During a visit to Ireland, fired FBI Director James Comey said Friday that he was so ashamed of current U.S. immigration policies that he considered telling Irish customs officials that he was Canadian when he arrived.

Comey made the remark during a public interview in Dublin, the Irish Times reported.

“I am ashamed of the way my country has acted with respect of those children. I am disgusted, I am horrified, I am embarrassed, I’m ashamed,” he said.

Comey, who is on a promotional tour for his book, “A Higher Loyalty,” arrived in Ireland with his wife this week.

“My wife and I were joking, not really joking; we wanted to tell the people on the customs line coming here that we were Canadian. And we were joking but it’s funny because it reveals a truth: I’m ashamed,” he said.

Comey blamed the U.S.-Mexico border crisis — in which scores of children were separated from their parents until President Donald Trump issued an executive order changing the policy — on political and economic conditions in Central America.

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