House Republicans Place Crazed Conspiracies Ahead Of Protecting America In FBI Hearing Fiasco
After two hours of relentless, accusatory Republican conspiracies lobbed at him, Rep. Ken Buck said he hopes Wray doesn’t leave the party after today's hearing.
As Republicans attack democracy and the law enforcement that defends it, independent voices are more important than ever. This newsletter has one constituency. You the reader. You make our work possible through your support, and if you would like to help us, please consider becoming a subscriber.
“The Republicans in the committee are partisans who are more interested in pushing conspiracy theories so that they can land a spot on Fox News or Newsmax,” Jason Easley, PoliticusUSA Wednesday, July 12, 2023.
And boy did they.
FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday in what was supposed to be a hearing about the FBI protecting the American people. Instead, it became a forum for Republicans to demonstrate how loathe they are to take any responsibility for the domestic terrorism they have egged on with their 2020 election lies, 1/6 denials and false flag conspiracies, and more.
Basically, it seems Republicans object in myriad ways to the FBI doing its job of protecting the people.
Republicans have lost the plot
From Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) suggesting that the pipe bomb was “miraculously” found at the DNC on 1/6 and it “miraculously distracted from the events at the Capitol” to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) accusing Wray of protecting the Bidens to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) claiming January 6th was a false flag of FBI agents framing and inciting Trump supporters to subpoena-defying Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) accusing Wray of lawlessness, Republicans put their ludicrous circus conspiracy theories on parade today.
It’s worth watching Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) torching Jordan’s hypocrisy, “I think it's quite rich the guy that accused you of lawlessness is 400 days in violation of his own congressional subpoena over January 6th.”
Later, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) debunked the GOP myth of a two-tiered system of justice that is out to get Donald Trump.
Keep reading with a 7-day free trial
Subscribe to The Daily to keep reading this post and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.