FBI Director Christopher Wray dealt with a barbecuing by Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) over a supposed plot by FBI agents to sprinkle within crowds during the January sixth, 2021 breach at the Capitol, prompting one Democrat on the committee to complain and require that the Republican committee chair cut his microphone.
Rep. Higgins, no complete stranger to rough-and-tumble interactions, remained in the middle of questioning Director Wray about the FBI’s possible use of unmarked “ghost busses” to transfer representatives throughout J6 when a Democrat on the Home Homeland Security Committee disrupted to petition Chairman Mark Green (R-TN) with a point of order.
“This has actually run over the time,” Congressman Glenn Ivey (D-MD) said.
“I understand, but you’ll recall that Ms. [Sheila] Jackson-Lee (D-TX), she’s been enabled to go two minutes before. I have actually been really fair in letting individuals finish their questioning,” Rep. Green responded before asking all members to remain within their time limits.
“I’ve been very fair in this,” he included before Rep. Ivey replied, “I do not think I accused you of being unfair, Mr. Chairman.”
The committee then enabled Rep. Higgins to finish up with a final warning to the witness.
“Your day is coming, Mr. Wray,” he concluded.
VIEW: SIMPLY IN: Democrat attempts to cut off Rep. Clay Higgins after he activates FBI Director Wray about concerns concerning FBI informants’ participation on January 6.
Higgins accused the FBI of filling “ghost busses” with FBI informants who dressed up like Trump fans.
After Higgins … pic.twitter.com/VIMzXOgz8v
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) November 15, 2023
The occasions of J6 continue to leave a long lasting impression on Capitol Hill nearly 3 years later as both Republicans and Democrats continue to cast diverging stories about the situations of the breach during the tallying of electoral votes acknowledging President Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election. Ray Epps, an infamous figure caught on electronic camera calling for violent insurrection, went years without being charged, prompting an array of conspiracy theories that he functioned as an FBI informant. Epps was charged in September with a single felony, a decision that prompted reject by Home Republicans who implicated U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland of going soft on an individual who directly encouraged violence.
Wray himself has been grilled about Epps, in June informing a Home committee that the man remained in no chance associated with the Bureau while refusing to comment about FBI activities surrounding J6. Other conservatives like Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) have implicated Wray of offering political coverage to President Joe Biden.