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Firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene told Alejandro Mayorkas to resign as Homeland Security Secretary and slammed FBI Director Christopher Wray for not combating pro-Palestinian activists during a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
Greene (R-Ga.) called out Republicans for teaming up with Democrats to block her impeachment resolution against Mayorkas earlier this week — while warning the security chief that his days are numbered.
“Eight Republicans joined the Democrats and protected your job,” she told Mayorkas. “But I want you to know you have a short time coming. You can honorably resign or we’re going to impeach you.”
Greene then went on the attack against Wray, who joined Mayorkas for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence hearing about global threats.
She berated him for what she described as the lack of FBI action against the Oct. 18 Pro-Palestinian protest on Capitol Hill.
“I haven’t seen on the news where the FBI is hunting them down with helicopters, tanks in the streets, raiding their homes with flashbangs, targeting these people,” she complained while noting a text message allegedly on one of the protesters’ phones discussing global intifada.
“You are the director of the FBI. Do you hunt down terrorists in our country — those that would be responsible for jihad?” she asked.
“Absolutely,” Wray replied.
Greene held up an image related to the ordeal and noted that she had posted the photo on her X account. Wray replied that he didn’t “spend a lot of time on Twitter.”
“I’m sure you do because the Department of Homeland Security organized with other offices [and] has censored many Americans including myself,” she quipped.
“I’m not part of the Department of Homeland Security,” he shot back.
Greene implored Wray to prioritize investigations of jihad and terrorism in the US. She then yielded her time.
Earlier in the hearing, Wray clashed with Louisiana Republican Rep. Clay Higgins, who grilled him about whether the bureau had agents embedded in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Wray strenuously denied any notion that the ransacking of the Capitol was orchestrated by “FBI sources or FBI agents,” but declined to get into where the bureau has confidential sources.
“We can’t get a straight answer, although we have a tremendous amount of evidence harvested and reviewed over the course of the last year which you will see in September,” Higgins began his questioning.
“You confirmed that the FBI had confidential human sources at the Stop the Steal rally on January 6th here in D.C., sir?”
“I’m not going to get into where we have or have not used confidential human sources,” Wray replied.
Higgins later shifted gears into allegations about “ghost buses.”
“It’s pretty common in law enforcement, it is a vehicle that’s used for secret purposes. It’s painted over,” Higgins explained.
This prompted a Democrat on the subcommittee to complain that Higgins went over his time.
“I think your time is expired,” Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green (R-Tenn.) agreed.
Higgins used his remaining time to spout a dubious allegation that the FBI had buses of individuals dressed as supporters of former President Donald Trump on the day of the riot.
“This is a very significant hearing, Mr. Chairman. And these busses are nefarious in nature and were filled with FBI informants dressed as Trump supporters deployed onto our Capitol on January 6th and your day is coming Mr. Wray!” Higgins complained, yielding his time.
Higgins has clashed with Wray over the Capitol riot in the past.