During a congressional oversight hearing Wednesday, Representative Clay Higgins (Q-LA) started rambling and asking FBI Director Christopher Wray whether there were FBI agents and informants at the January 6 insurrection. To his credit, Wray managed to keep a straight face as he denied Higgins’s accusations.
Undaunted by reality, Higgins carried on, showing a picture of some buses in a parking garage. He claimed that the buses where painted solid white which made them ghost buses that an unnamed person said had been used to carry FBI agents and informants to the Capitol on January 6th and who actually caused the riot. Of course they were painted white to hide the giant letter FBI Ghost Bus on the sides of them. And Lord knows, the FBI, even though smart enough to scheme and plan an intire hours long riot involving thousands of people, are not smart enough to just change the name of the bus or to charter buses under false names like the actual insurrectionists did.
Then after a brief interruption about people adhering to time limits, Higgins went all the way to bring the conspiracy-based accusations to a head:
These buses are nefarious in nature and were filled with FBI informants, dressed as Trump supporters, deployed on our Capitol on January 6. Your day is coming, Mr. Wray.
I’m not sure which is more disturbing. That Higgins was comfortable enough to sit up there and make a complete ass out of himself or that no one even blinked an eye as his inanity or making a threat to the Director of the FBI.
There’s been half-serious talk about making the presidential candidates taking cognitive competency tests. But what about making congressional members undergo a psychological evaluation?