Only Chris Christie Would Protect Chris Wray From Being Fired Among GOP Candidates

Only Chris Christie Would Protect Chris Wray From Being Fired Among GOP Candidates

(RepublicanJournal.org) – Almost every GOP presidential candidate has vowed to overhaul the FBI or fire its director, Chris Wray, except one. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with his peers that the White House has weaponized the bureau and used it to weed out certain Republicans. He’s also the only right-wing presidential contender who publicly and vocally supports the most recent criminal indictment against former President Donald Trump.

Many Republicans have expressed fury and dismay over the legal move, arguing the Department of Justice (DOJ) has unfairly targeted conservatives. In early July, Trump’s biggest rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, tweeted that an administration under his leadership would “bring accountability to the DOJ, excise political bias, and end weaponization once and for all.”

Other notable Republican candidates have shared similar sentiments about their plans for the presidency:

  • Former Vice President Mike Pence vowed to “clean house” and fire Wray.
  • Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy promised to “pardon not just President Trump, but every victim of a politically motivated prosecution.”
  • South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott pledged to “purge all the injustices in our system.”
  • Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said she would overhaul both the DOJ and the FBI and fire Wray in the process.

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson told the Daily Caller he would consider “reforms,” although he previously tweeted that Trump should “step aside” in the wake of his second criminal indictment, adding the GOP needed to set a boundary letting the former US leader know it wouldn’t support him if the courts find him guilty.

Christie might be nearly alone in his stance against Trump, but he agrees voters must hold current government agencies to higher standards. He said he’d allow Wray to keep his position under his presidency, but he would also ensure the FBI director answered to an attorney general, who would oversee the administration employee’s work and serve as a check and balance throughout the bureau.

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