Historian and political scientist Victor Davis Hanson reacted to former FBI Director Jim Comey's statement to the press Monday, in which he denied taking unethical actions and also criticized Fox News and its viewers.

"At some point someone has to stand up and in the face of fear of Fox News, fear of their base, [and] fear of mean tweets, stand up for the values of this country," Comey said in an public statement.

Laura Ingraham blasted Comey for the indignant way he addressed Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge during the press availability.

Herridge asked whether Comey thought the FBI's reputation has "taken a hit" over the past number of months, to which Comey said President Trump "and his acolytes have lied about [the FBI] constantly."

Comey added, "a lot of good people who watch your network believe that nonsense."

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"Despite his vertical stature, he came across incredibly small in addressing [Herridge] that way," Ingraham said.

Hanson said Comey appeared "self-righteous," adding that now is a time instead for "self-introspection" from the former director.

"I used to think he was a tragic figure, but he's become a comic figure," Hanson said, adding that if a regular citizen testified the way Comey did -- in claiming 245 times to not recall or remember -- that the government would respond differently than they did to him.

Hanson called Comey the "most unethical director in the history of the agency."

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