How awkward must it feel whenever FBI Director Christopher Wray has to testify under oath in front of a committee that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) sits on. Many people may have forgotten it by now, but Wray’s bureau falsely accused Gaetz of child sex trafficking across state lines in the US.
The truth of that investigation was that a former fed was trying to blackmail Gaetz’s Florida family for money. When the blackmailers were about to get caught, they used current FBI agents and the New York Times to suddenly claim in a fake news attack that Gaetz was a human trafficker.
A months-long investigation ensued in which the blackmailers were caught and sent to prison. The story reflected Gaetz’s version of the truth all along.
Even though he was a sitting Member of Congress, and even though Gaetz was completely innocent, the FBI never formally apologized to him for the way the bureau falsely railroaded him.
Now that Gaetz has been completely exonerated, we hope that Wray squirms inside at least a little bit whenever testifying in front of him. Because Matt Gaetz is truly one of the few Representatives on the House Judiciary Committee this week who seemed to get under Wray’s skin when questioning him.
There’s a true ‘mic drop’ moment at the very end of the video exchange between these two. Watch as Gaetz asks FBI Director Wray if he is protecting the Biden crime family.