Gaetz Caps Off Grilling Of FBI Director With Last-Second Zinger


Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz slammed FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday for allegedly failing to uphold his duties as a director.

Wray was testifying at the Oversight Committee when Gaetz began questioning him about text messages allegedly sent from Hunter Biden to a Chinese business associate that mentioned President Joe Biden.

Wray refused to comment on the alleged texts, prompting Gaetz to ask whether Wray was protecting the Biden family.

“You seem deeply uncurious about it, almost suspiciously uncurious. Are you protecting the Biden’s?”

“Absolutely not,” Wray said, with Gaetz again pushing that Wray should at least acknowledge or answer the question. Gaetz then asked how many illegal FISA inquiries have occurred since Wray has been in charge, noting the Inspector General reported more than one million were in error. Gaetz then said the court said the number was actually around 200,000. Wray said he did not know the answer or correct number.

“Who has been held accountable or fired as a consequence of the FBI using the FISA process as their like, creepy, personal snoop machine?” Gaetz pressed.

“There have been instances in which individuals have had disciplinary action –”

“Name them!” Gaetz interjected.

“I can’t name them, but you can follow back up–”

“But don’t you see, don’t you see that that’s kind of the thing, you preside over the FBI that has the lowest level of trust in the FBI’s history!” Gaetz said. “People trusted the FBI more when J. Edgar Hoover was running the place than when you are and the reason is because you don’t give straight answers, you give answers that later a court deems are not true and then at the end of the day you won’t criticize an obvious shakedown when it’s directly in front of us and it appears as though you are whitewashing conduct of corrupt people.”


Wray then argued that there has been an increase in Floridians applying to work for the FBI with Gaetz jumping in: “We’re deeply proud of them and they deserve better than you!”