Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said on Tuesday that she had filed articles of impeachment against FBI Director Christopher Wray, claiming that he has failed to “faithfully execute the laws” of the United States as an official.
Since the 2016 election, Republican criticism of Wray and the FBI has increased dramatically. Others have advocated for eliminating or at least underfunding the bureau.
Greene stated that while Wray was the director of the FBI, he allowed it to be used for intimidation, harassment, and entrapment of American citizens who were classified as opponents of the Biden administration.
In her articles of impeachment, Greene highlighted several complaints she had with Wray, including how he had handled investigations into former President Trump and Hunter Biden and dealt with anti-abortion activists and Catholics.
Greene informed that Director Wray had transformed the FBI into President Joe Biden’s and Attorney General Merrick Garland’s police force.
It was initially uncertain if Greene could secure the votes from the House, which is only narrowly controlled by Republicans, to remove Wray from office. Conviction in the Senate, which the Democrats currently control, is extremely unlikely even if it were successful.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) stated on Monday in response to the report by special counsel John Durham, which was critical of the FBI’s handling of the Trump-Russia investigation. The statement emphasized that the FBI had already taken hundreds of corrective actions and that the study highlighted the necessity of ensuring the FBI continues to execute its work with the rigor, objectivity, and professionalism the American people deserve and justifiably expect.
Wray was chosen to run the FBI by Trump and confirmed by the Senate after Comey’s highly publicized dismissal that same year.