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May 09, 2017

Philly-area Democrats react to Trump's firing of FBI director

Democratic politicians from the Philadelphia region reacted quickly on Twitter on Tuesday to the news that FBI Director James Comey had been fired by President Donald Trump. Comey's FBI, of course, was investigation allegations that Russia meddled in November's presidential election.

Almost to a man, the Dems' reactions boiled down to two words: independent prosecutor.

Philly-area Republican politicians, for the most part, including U.S. Sen. Patrick Toomey and U.S. Reps. Patrick Meehan and Brian Fitzpatrick, passed up on the opportunity to comment immediately about the news on Twitter.