Rep. Marsha Blackburn said on Friday that fired FBI Director James Comey has an "interesting relationship with the truth."
Her comment on MSNBC comes one day after Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, speaking at length about his private conversations with President Trump. Comey said Trump fired him because of his agency's Russia investigation and also said Trump lied.
Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee, said Comey was "being emotional" at the hearing.
"It is fair to say what Comey had in Tennessee of what we call a wee old-fashioned 'come apart,'" Blackburn said. "It seems like he wanted to throw a lot of people under the bus."
"I think he has an interesting relationship with the truth," she added.
When pressed by host Chuck Todd on whether she was saying she believes Comey committed perjury, Blackburn seemed to back off.
"I don't know. That's not for me to say," she began.
"You just said it," Todd shot back.
"I said he had an interesting relationship with the truth," Blackburn replied, adding that it's for other people to decide. She was likely referring to the federal probe being led by special counsel Robert Mueller, a former FBI director.
During a news conference Friday, Trump accused Comey of lying under oath and said he was "100 percent" willing to dispute Comey's testimony under oath.