A Democrat state lawmaker who worked on the Watergate investigation is calling it “absurd” for anyone to would compare President Donald Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey to former President Richard Nixon’s actions during the Watergate scandal.

According to Breitbart, Michael Madigan, the Democrat speaker for the Illinois House of Representatives, formerly served as assistant minority counsel to Sens. Howard Baker and Fred Thompson during the Watergate hearings from 1972 to 1973.

Madigan spoke out about his experience with the Watergate scandal after reports from the liberal media — such as MSNBC  — claimed that President Trump’s firing of Comey was an “obstruction of justice.”

Madigan, however laughs in the face of those claims. In an open letter, Madigan said the “it borders on the absurd to hear the comparisons from a gaggle of politicians and pundits between Watergate and the firing of the FBI Director by President Trump.”

“Leaving aside that numerous Democrats have themselves ‘demanded’ the firing of Comey and that Comey himself notes that the FBI Director can be fired for ‘no reason’ at all, the comparisons are not only blatant partisan nonsense, they diminish the historic process which lead to President’s Nixon’s resignation in the summer of 1974,” he continued.

“Watergate involved a clear crime for which those involved were indicted, tried in a jury trial or pleaded guilty to clear criminal action,” Madigan explained.

Madigan, however laughs in the face of those claims. In an open letter, Madigan said the “it borders on the absurd to hear the comparisons from a gaggle of politicians and pundits between Watergate and the firing of the FBI Director by President Trump.”

“Leaving aside that numerous Democrats have themselves ‘demanded’ the firing of Comey and that Comey himself notes that the FBI Director can be fired for ‘no reason’ at all, the comparisons are not only blatant partisan nonsense, they diminish the historic process which lead to President’s Nixon’s resignation in the summer of 1974,” he continued.

“Watergate involved a clear crime for which those involved were indicted, tried in a jury trial or pleaded guilty to clear criminal action,” Madigan explained.

“This conversation in the Oval Office is a valid matter of concern and worthy of further investigation. It is not proof of an impeachable offense any more than it is proof of a crime,” he continued.

It seems as if even Democrats are fed up with their own party’s decision to focus on petty issues instead of joining together to work on America’s real problems: radical Islamic terrorists, illegal immigration, and North Korea.

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