By Steve Neavling
A U.S. House Republican on Wednesday revived a baseless conspiracy theory that the FBI orchestrated the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol, but he added a new caveat: “ghost buses.”
During a hearing with FBI Director Christopher Wray, Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., grilled Wray about whether the bureau had confidential informants at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Then the questioning got bizarre, the Independent reports: “Do you know what a ‘ghost vehicle’ is, Director? You’re director of the FBI, you certainly should. You know what a ‘ghost bus’ is?” Higgins asked.
Wray responded that he did not.
Then Higgins explained, “It’s a vehicle that’s used for secret purposes. It’s painted over,” he said, showing a photo of buses parked at Union Station in Washington, D.C., on the night before the riot.
Without evidence, Higgins claimed the two vehicles were ghost buses because their windows were completely painted over.
“These buses are nefarious in nature and were filled with FBI informants dressed as Trump supporters, deployed onto our capital on January 6,” he said. “Your day is coming, Mr. Wray.”
Republicans have repeatedly claimed that the FBI was behind the Jan. 6 attack, a conspiracy theory that has been repeatedly debunked.