FBI Director Christopher Wray corrected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Wednesday morning, responding to her apparent confusion about his agency’s affiliation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
During the hearing, where he again highlighted the “heightened threat environment” in the U.S. amid the war in the Middle East, Greene pressed him on a “cease-fire” protest in the Capitol last month. Greene noted that she had posted photos of the event on social platform X, formerly called Twitter.
“I posted them on my Twitter account; it’s public,“ Greene said.
“I don’t spend a lot of time on Twitter,” Wray responded.
Greene fired back, stating that the DHS colluded with other federal agencies to censor American citizens.
“I am sure you do, because DHS organized with other offices, has censored many Americans, including myself,” Greene said.
“I’m not a part of DHS,” Wray clarified.
“Right, Mr. Wray, you should be interested in investigating terrorism,” Greene said.
Greene showed screenshots from a group chat with the title “Global Intifada,” showing pro-Hamas sentiment from some individuals she said were also at the Oct. 18 cease-fire protest. She said Wray should be pursuing these individuals with the same vigor his agency applied to those involved in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack.