Republicans are “eating their own” by relentlessly attacking FBI Director Christopher Wray, according to legal analyst Glenn Kirschner.

Wray, a lifelong Republican who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, faced an avalanche of accusations that he has shown bias against conservatives on Wednesday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the alleged “weaponization” of the government. federal.

Kirschner, a former federal prosecutor, said during the last episode from his justice issues Thursday’s podcast that House Republicans may have attacked Wray because they are “scared” the FBI will find out they played a criminal role in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.

The legal analyst said Republican lawmakers were also trying to help Trump escape “responsibility” and acting as “lapdogs” for the former president as part of a cynical effort to retain favor with MAGA’s voter base.

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FBI Director Christopher Wray is pictured Wednesday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, DC Legal analyst Glenn Kirschner said Thursday that Republicans were “eating their own” by relentlessly attacking Wray.
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“They have decided that they will always be Donald Trump’s lapdogs trying to shield him from accountability,” Kirschner said. “They have decided that they will serve as accomplices after the fact in the crimes of Donald Trump, because they do not want to lose the votes of the supporters of Donald Trump.”

Kirschner argued that the attacks on Wray were linked to an effort by the Republican Party to “defund” the FBI. Republican calls to defund the office have grown louder since the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence last year and the subsequent indictment of the former president on federal crimes.

“They took down longtime Republican FBI Director Christopher Wray in hopes of taking down, smashing, dismantling the FBI,” he continued. “That’s the Republicans eating their stuff. And that can’t taste good. But folks, let me assure you: It won’t work.”

Kirschner went on to say that the Justice Department would eventually set its sights on Republican lawmakers who “committed crimes around January 6” by “trying to overthrow the results of a presidential election, trying to overthrow our democracy.”

Special counsel Jack Smith continues to investigate Trump for his failed attempts to overturn the 2020 election and for his activities related to the January 6 attack, raising speculation that the former president could soon face related criminal charges.

news week contacted the Republican National Committee by email on Thursday.

During the House hearing on Wednesday, Republicans repeatedly accused Wray of arming the office against Trump, while allegedly protecting President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

In a particularly tense moment, Republican Congresswoman Harriet Hageman accused Wray of having “personally worked to arm the FBI against conservatives.”

The FBI director responded by saying, “The idea that I’m biased against conservatives seems kind of crazy to me, given my own personal background.”

Wray was also accused of running a “tyrannical” law enforcement agency by Republican Rep. Chip Roy and was told by Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz that FBI agents “deserve better.”

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