U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., introduced articles of impeachment against FBI Director Christopher Wray in the wake of Special Counsel John Durham’s 300-page report on the investigation into Trump-Russia collusion that found the FBI and Department of Justice “failed to uphold their mission of strict fidelity to the law.”
“Under Wray’s watch, the FBI has intimidated, harassed, and entrapped American citizens that have been deemed enemies of the Biden regime,” Greene said. “As such, Director Wray has turned the FBI into Joe Biden and Merrick Garland’s personal police force. The Soviet-style tactics used by the FBI against normal Americans are unprecedented in this country.”
The Republican lawmaker declared at a House Oversight Committee hearing Tuesday that the “time for weaponizing the Department of Justice needs to come to an end,” and announced that she was filing articles of impeachment against Matthew Graves, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, over his prosecutorial priorities.
“I think we should all refresh our memories today and remember history and who has caused the political violence here in Washington, D.C. by remembering how many times DC Metro Police were deployed for dangerous riots,” Greene said. “In 2020, where Antifa and BLM rioters violently raged continuously, even nearly burning down the city, hundreds of police officers were injured and rioters destroyed millions of dollars in property.”
“Riots went to such extreme levels in Lafayette Park that Secret Service forced President Trump into the White House bunker,” she continued. “But all of the extreme left-wing violence didn’t just start in 2020, no. It started in 2017, on President Trump’s inauguration day. But all you hear about is a three-hour riot on one single day, January 6, 2021.”
She turned her attention to Graves, who appeared before the committee alongside D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Chief of Police Robert Contee.
“Mr. Graves, you’re the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. You have the unique ability to prosecute both local and federal cases,” Greene said. “However, Mr. Graves, your office has declined to prosecute 67 percent of those arrested in 2022.”
“Instead, you are solely focused on prosecuting January 6 cases from one single day in our history,” she added. “Meanwhile, D.C. crime is up, total crime is up 27 percent from last year, carjacking up 114 percent, murders up 11 percent, sexual abuse is up 45 percent, property crime is up 30 percent, and just yesterday morning, a little innocent 12-year-old girl was shot while sleeping in her own bed by another rampant, violent criminal who has probably been previously arrested and not prosecuted.”
After noting that DC residents are probably more afraid of their children “catching a stray bullet” than they are “a grandma walking through the Capitol more than two years ago.”
“Mr. Graves, your decision to not prosecute 67 percent of the crimes in D.C. is absolutely criminal itself,” she said.
“The time for weaponizing the Department of Justice needs to come to an end. And because you refuse to prosecute real criminals that are violating all the crimes here in Washington, D.C., and you want to talk about D.C. residents — they are victims of your abuse of power,” Green concluded. “And because of that, I am introducing articles of impeachment on you, Mr. Graves.”
Taking to Twitter later in the day, Greene was even more energized, “The phones in my office have been ringing off the hook with support!! We’ve heard from countless people today in support of my articles of impeachment against U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves and FBI Director Christopher Wray. They want to impeach everyone. It’s amazing.”
The phones in my office have been ringing off the hook with support!!
We’ve heard from countless people today in support of my articles of impeachment against U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves and FBI Director Christopher Wray.
They want to impeach everyone. It’s amazing.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) May 16, 2023
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