Fox News co-host Kayleigh McEnany isn’t shy about letting people know how she feels about political issues, and she let GOP presidential contender Chris Christie have it with both rhetorical barrels on Wednesday.
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Former Trump spokesperson McEnaney says Christie’s defense of former President Trump’s FBI director Christopher Wray will not go over with Trump’s voters in the 2024 GOP presidential primary.
Earlier on Fox News, Christie, a former New Jersey governor and federal prosecutor, said in reference to Wray’s testimony before a House committee earlier in the day: “I did recommend him to President Trump and I’m proud that I did.
“Those things they’re talking about today, and the director made this point over and over again, are all things from when Jim Comey, Eric Holder, and Loretta Lynch were in charge of the Justice Department — before he got put in charge,” Christie said. “He fired the entire Comey leadership team out of the FBI, they’re all gone.”
“Is it all fixed? Of course, it’s not all fixed. Jim Comey and Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch drastically harmed the Department of Justice and the FBI. And Chris Wray has now spent years fixing that,” Christie said. “What you saw today was an animated and combative FBI director who is defending the men and women who work for him… and do a great job…”
He added: “So yeah, I think Chris Wray has done a very good job and I think a lot of the stuff you see today is theater, people trying to raise money for campaigns.”
McEnany doesn’t think that stance will win him many GOP voters.
“Wray: “Best of luck to Chris Christie with that message in a GOP primary, which has tremendous distrust for the FBI,” she said.
After noting that Wray has made some positive changes and done some good things at the bureau, she also said much of what is wrong today he hasn’t addressed.
“There’s a lot of questions for him — this ‘radical traditionalist Catholic’ memo which he rescinded, he said he was ‘aghast’ by it. But yet he won’t allow the authors of that before Congress,” she added.
“None of this instills confidence in the American people, many of whom have distrust for the FBI.”
.@kayleighmcenany on Chris Christie's inexplicable defense of corrupt FBI Director Chris Wray: "Best of luck to Chris Christie with that message in a GOP primary, which has tremendous distrust for the FBI…" pic.twitter.com/Gq8tnp23oj
— Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) July 12, 2023