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Newly-declared Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis vowed Wednesday to dismiss FBI Director Christopher Wray, saying the bureau and the Justice Department have “lost their way” and allowed themselves to be “weaponized” against Americans.

In his first interview since formally jumping into the 2024 race, DeSantis, the second-term governor of Florida and former U.S. House member, said that he would shake up the leadership at the DOJ in the wake of continuing bombshell reports of politicization brought to the fore by Congress and select media outlets.

“No, I would not keep Chris Wray as director of the FBI. There’ll be a new one on day one,” DeSantis told Fox News’ Trey Gowdy on “Fox News Tonight.”

DeSantis went on to explain the kind of person he would hire to lead the FBI.

“In terms of an attorney general, you need someone that’s got a really strong backbone… if you’re going in there, and you’re taking care of business, the Washington Post is not going to like you. The New York Times is not going to like you,” DeSantis said.

“You’re going to get attacked by CNN. And you’ve got to wear that as a badge of honor. You can’t try to please polite society because otherwise you’ll just get captured by the institution itself,” he added.


The Trump War Room fired back with a screenshot of a Twitter post from DeSantis on June 7, 2017 and wrote, “Really?”

In the Twitter post, DeSantis had written, “Christopher Wray is talented, capable & highly respected. POTUS has made an inspired choice & I look forward to working with Director Wray.”

Below is the original Twitter post. DeSantis was responding to a tweet from then-President Donald Trump, also on June 7, 2017.

Trump had announced, “I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow.”

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