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Trump fires James Comey

John McCain's former chief of staff says the security of America 'might now depend on electing a Democratic Congress'

Mark Salter is the former chief of staff of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and served as a senior adviser to the longtime senator when he was running for president. On Wednesday, in the wake of President Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, the longtime Republican ally tweeted that it might be up to Democrats to save the country:

Any cracks in Republican support of the Trump administration's decision to oust Comey are significant. "As long as [the] GOP stands with Trump, this will NOT spiral into a Watergate-like dying presidency," The New Republic's Jeet Heer tweeted.