“No I would not keep Chris Wray as director of the FBI. There’d be a new one on Day One. I think that’s very important,” DeSantis responded when asked if FBI Director Wray would keep his job in a DeSantis administration.
“I think the DOJ and FBI have lost their way. I think that they’ve been weaponized against Americans who think like me and you, and I think they’ve become very partisan. Part of the reason that’s happened, Trey, is because Republican presidents have accepted the canard that the DOJ and FBI are independent,” said DeSantis. “They are not independent agencies. They are part of the executive branch. They answer to the elected president of the United States.”
DeSantis promised to hold the agencies accountable if elected, “clearing out people who are not doing the job and making sure they’re doing the people’s business and they’re not abusing their authority.”
“For example if the FBI or DOJ were to ever collude with a tech company to try to censor information, everybody involved with that would be fired immediately if I was president,” DeSantis said in an apparent reference to Facebook’s restricting the story about Hunter Biden’s laptop based on a tip from the FBI. “When there’s no accountability, the bad behavior’s going to continue.”