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In a stunning new interview, an obviously embittered and vengeful former FBI Director James Comey declared that the Republican Party ‘must be burned to the ground.’

Comey continued his rant, going on to state that ‘It doesn’t stand for anything, that is other than a cult of personality around a man who is a demagogue and a liar.’

As The Hill reports:

“If it’s going to survive, and we need two healthy parties to have a healthy democracy, it has to be rebuilt in some way,” he added. “I think you may see principled Republicans splitting off or finding a way to push the Trumpers off, so they can reconstitute the Republican Party on a set of real values.”

Comey told The Guardian earlier this week that the party’s decline began well before Trump with Tea Party figures such as former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and former Alaska  Gov. Sarah Palin (R).

“The Republican Party needs to be burned down or changed,” Comey told the British outlet. “Something is shifting and I’m hoping it’s the fault breaking apart, a break between the Trumpists and those people who want to try and build a responsible conservative party, because everybody should know that we need one.

“Who would want to be part of an organization that at its core is built on lies and racism and know-nothingism? It’s just not a healthy political organization.”

Yet, in spite of the petulant and embittered calls from Comey an other Never Trump Republicans, it seems unlikely that the GOP will abandon Trump anytime soon. Especially as he consistently remains one of the most popular figures in the party.

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