Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has made it clear that he is not a fan of FBI Director Christopher Wray. In a recent interview, DeSantis said that he would fire Wray if he were elected president.
When asked by Trey Gowdy on Fox News following his kickoff with Elon Musk, the Florida governor said he would fire Wray on day one.
On Wednesday, Rep. James Comer revealed that current FBI Director Christopher Wray has ignored a subpoena for an unclassified FD-1023 form. This information allegedly provides evidence of a bribery scheme involving Joe Biden while he was vice president. Once again, it seems way too close to the White House administration and could be functioning as its personal protection force.
According to Red State: Under Wray’s leadership, the FBI has targeted pro-lifers, targeted Catholics, ignored and obstructed investigations into the Biden Family, made false statements about left-wing radicalism, and misused surveillance provisions (again) to illegally spy on Americans.
Former President Donald Trump recently defended his appointment of Wray: I put Chris Wray in because I wanted to have somebody in there that everybody including the other side really wanted. It may not have been the right move. Let’s see, time will tell, okay? But I wanted to have somebody in the FBI, because I’m an honorable guy, I’m an honest guy. I may have made a mistake. But I put somebody in that the other side–everybody agreed to. You know who recommended him to me? Chris Christie. Okay? He recommended him. And that’s okay. I don’t mind that. I’ve taken Chris Christie’s recommendations before. And other people wanted Christopher Wray, and people from the other side wanted Christopher Wray.
DeSantis has made it clear that he does not trust Wray, and he believes that Wray is not doing his job effectively.
DESANTIS: "No, I would not keep Chris Wray as director of the FBI. There would be a new one on Day One." pic.twitter.com/vxGPUS8lgi
— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) May 25, 2023
In an interview with Hannity last night, Trump defended his decision to make Christopher Wray FBI director and said he chose him at the behest of Democrats and Chris Christie: "I put Chris Wray in because I wanted to have somebody in there that everybody including the other side… pic.twitter.com/J5tE34zL6P
— Pedro L. Gonzalez (@emeriticus) March 28, 2023