If you haven’t been paying attention, President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey.
Trump cited Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation as a reason for the firing.
However, critics say they are concerned about the timing of the termination because Comey was investigating alleged ties between the president’s campaign and Russia.
As Political Twitter blew up with hot takes over the news, Meme Twitter soon began to imagine who could take over for Comey as head of the FBI. Many people arrived on one, totally obvious conclusion.
— Brooks (@EBrooksUncut) May 10, 2017
They said it should be Burt Macklin, the FBI agent alter ego of Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) on Parks and Recreation.
— Austin Petersen (@AP4Liberty) May 10, 2017
The choice is obvious, really.
— Tanner (@TannerSlurpa) May 10, 2017
Cast your ballots, Americans.
— Donnie Windows (@IAMCALABOB) May 10, 2017
«The only man qualified to be the #FBIDirector.»
— Brad (@NotSoRadBradd) May 10, 2017
«America needs a hero…and his name is FBI Agent Burt Macklin.»
— GARET (@OhGaret) May 10, 2017
Well DON’T WORRY, America, Pratt aka Burt Macklin is ready to answer the call. «Just lemme know,» he tweeted.
Just lemme know pic.twitter.com/KQEqH8aGrX
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) May 10, 2017
People are begging him to step in and be the hero America needs.
— Jonathan (@JAG1Prod) May 10, 2017
Burt, you are more needed than ever.
— sophie (@sophiajinx) May 10, 2017
— Thomas Wilkins (@Thomas_445) May 10, 2017
America, you know what to do.
— blue kazoo (@gotgdp) May 10, 2017