April 19 (UPI) — Former FBI Director James Comey faced two hecklers during an appearance promoting his new book at a New York City bookstore.
Comey’s memoir, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, is critical of President Donald Trump and his administration. At a book signing event at a Barnes & Noble store in New York City Wednesday, the former FBI chief was questioned by attendees.
“What we face today is a situation where lying has become so normal that when I wake up in the morning and see the president of the United States has called for my imprisonment, I actually shrug,” the former bureau chief said. “And then I stop myself and say, ‘Wait a minute, that shrug means you’re becoming numb to something that is not okay, that is not normal.’”
Comey spoke for about 20 minutes before taking questions.
During the question period, a heckler shouted that Comey should be prosecuted. As she was removed by security guards, another unfurled a banner and shouted about fascism before she, too, was removed.
The women were identified as a conservative journalist Laura Loomer and a “new Communism” advocate Sunsara Taylor.
Loomer videotaped her heckling of Comey.
Comey also visited television programs to defend his book, including The View and Late Night with Stephen Colbert.