FBI officials and members of the Department of Justice held a press conference Tuesday to announce updates on the investigation into the pro-Trump mob that violently attacked the Capitol last week — but two key members were missing.
Both FBI Director Chris Wray and acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen were absent from the briefing, sparking people to question how “a dead police officer and an assault on the U.S. Capitol intended to kill Speaker Pelosi and the Vice President” didn’t warrant their attendance.
While FBI official Steven D’Antuono and interim United States Attorney for D.C. Michael Sherwin were able to deliver coherent updates themselves, viewers of the presser condemned Wray and Rosen for failing to address the nation following a domestic terrorist attack.
This is good news, if accurate. No offense to Sherwin, but Wray and Rosen should have been the ones to say this. https://t.co/sIy6ktIzFS
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) January 12, 2021
Where in the world is Christopher Wray?
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) January 12, 2021
Whether or not they intended it, the absence of acting AG Rosen and FBI director Wray from that law enforcement press conference risks sending the signal that the Trump administration is NOT taking this terrorist attack on the US with the utmost seriousness.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 12, 2021
Where was @FBI Director Wray and Acting A.G Rosen? Why weren’t they at this presser? Unbelievable.
— Spencer Garrett (@1SpencerGarrett) January 12, 2021
It’s absolutely insane that no leadership thought this event important enough to attend the briefing. It should’ve been Wray and whoever fuck is running the DOJ these days.
— Ethan Embry (@EmbryEthan) January 12, 2021
Thread on the press conference at the DOJ that just concluded.
Apparently neither FBI Director Chris Wray nor Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen feel like they need to address the public at all, or maybe they had better things to be doing, because neither was there. https://t.co/JTSQpoznOF
— Jacob Rubashkin (@JacobRubashkin) January 12, 2021
So, where are Wray and Rosen?
Wrong answers only.
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) January 12, 2021
Dear FBI Director Wray,
After six days of inexplicable silence.
I am sorry that a dead police officer and an assault on the U.S. Capitol intended to kill Speaker Pelosi and The Vice President did not warrant warrant your participation at a press conference.
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) January 12, 2021
Was Christopher Wray too busy to FUCKING ADDRESS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ABOUT A FUCKING DOMESTIC TERRORIST ATTACK OF THE FUCKING CAPITOL THAT HAPPENED ALMOST A WEEK AGO MY GOD!!!
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) January 12, 2021
I do wonder why neither FBI Director Wray nor Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen have addressed the public about the Capitol attacks.
— Grace Segers (@Grace_Segers) January 12, 2021
What was so important that Director Wray could not show up to the first presser about the insurrection that happened 6 days ago? Did he not want to alienate Trump Family? Wray needs to be replaced with someone who is unquestionably loyal to the republic, not the Trump Family. https://t.co/7rbRwurXnT
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) January 12, 2021
Echoing the question in my replies… You do wonder where is Director Wray?
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) January 12, 2021
I just watched the DOJ briefing… where was Chris Wray? We have a siege on the Capitol and the FBI director is MIA? WTF?
— Nicole Sandler (@nicolesandler) January 12, 2021
The acting US atty in DC is making significant announcements about forthcoming sedition and conspiracy charges — people are going to be “shocked,” he says about what they’ve uncovered. **The FBI Director and Acting Attorney General are not present for this briefing.**
— Laura Jarrett (@LauraAJarrett) January 12, 2021
Where is Chris Wray?
— Dana “Staying Local Until Vaccinated” Hull 👩🏻💻 (@danahull) January 12, 2021
Where are Chris Wray and Jeffrey Rosen? Shouldn’t they be the ones briefing on an unprecedented attack on the US Capitol?
— Bianna Golodryga (@biannagolodryga) January 12, 2021
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