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Florida politicians react to Comey firing

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After President Donald Trump unexpectedly fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, Florida Democrats in Congress — led by Sen. Bill Nelson — called for an independent prosecutor or commission to investigate Russian meddling in last year’s election.

At least one Republican, Miami Rep. Carlos Curbelo, said he backs creation of a select committee to investigate. Other Republicans, including Sen. Marco Rubio, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Here are how South Florida members of Congress reacted to Comey’s firing:

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