House GOP 'Weaponization' Subcommittee Will Investigate FBI, DOJ
Included in the congressional rules package passed by the House Monday night is a resolution to create a “Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.”
What Is It? The panel will be a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee and will investigate law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the Justice Department. The Hill speculated that the formation of the committee was a condition put forth by Freedom Caucus members who initially withheld support for Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) Speaker bid.
Key Quotes: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who is expected to chair the committee, told Fox News Sunday, “we have a duty to get into these agencies and look at how they have been weaponized to go against the very people they’re supposed to represent.” Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) criticized the panel, telling ABC News (Lean Left Bias) that it is “specifically designed to inject extremist politics into our justice system and shield the MAGA movement from the legal consequences of their actions.”
How The Media Is Covering It: The formation of the subcommittee is being covered moderately across the spectrum, but the reported intention and mission of the panel is differing. Fox News described the panel as being formed to investigate whether the “Executive Branch has investigated and collected information on American citizens.” The Hill said the goal of the panel is to “hammer agencies reviewing the conduct of former President Trump.” NBC News said it will investigate potential “wrongdoing by the federal government against conservatives.”
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