I couldn’t stop thinking about my experiences with sexual harassment as he testified. The way Comey reacted made total sense to me. When a superior shocks you with that kind of inappropriate behavior, you just freeze. You forget all the ways you’re “supposed to” react. The way he hedged talking about his own responses to Trump, I could tell he has been struggling with his own form of self-doubt over being gas-lit, too. It was weird to watch a man who is clearly powerful like Comey be reduced to uncertainty and self-abuse — for example, I don’t think what he did was cowardly. It was in the moment. He’s sitting there calling himself names in front of the world.
He’s been taking abuse for his responses to Trump ever since, and I am not surprised. He emasculated himself. He did that out of that same sense of impotence that comes from being mistreated by a narcissistic-disordered bully. Been there. Took years to get over that.