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DNC expected to consider resolution that uses television show ‘Designated Survivor’ to mock Comey

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FBI Director James Comey waits for the beginning of a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Sept. 27 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The Democratic National Committee is expected to vote on a resolution condemning the ABC television show "Designated Survivor" in order to mock FBI Director James Comey.

Reid Epstein, a Wall Street Journal reporter, tweeted a copy of the resolution Wednesday, adding that it will be considered next week:

The resolution states that the show, which depicts a low-ranking Cabinet member who becomes president of the United States after an attack kills everyone ahead of him in the presidential line of succession, portrays a fictional FBI director "being blackmailed into confessing to a crime he did not commit."

"The portrayal of this situation is unbelievable and could result in the undermining of faith in the FBI," it adds.

The resolution then turns to Comey, stating that the real FBI director "demonstrated in the recent 2016 election that he does not need to be blackmailed to engage in illegal partisan actions."

"Whereas, Director Comey's infamous, partisan and illegal letters resulted in the election of the man some refer to as 'not my president,'" the resolution states. "Therefore, be it resolved, all US citizens are encouraged to have the same respect for the FBI as Director Comey demonstrated with his illegal actions."

Some Democrats have blamed Comey for former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s loss after he announced in October that the agency would continue to investigate her use of a private email server as secretary of state. Although he later walked back the announcement, some Clinton supporters still held him responsible for the election’s outcome.

Former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid claimed that Comey's actions broke the law by violating the Hatch Act, which restricts most federal employees from directly participating in political campaign activities.

A DNC spokesman said in a statement provided to The Hill that "any individual DNC member has the right to submit a resolution for consideration by the full DNC."

"The Resolutions as distributed in the DNC Secretary’s Mailing are proposed for consideration at next week’s resolution meeting and will be voted on there," the spokesman added.

(H/T: Washington Examiner)

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