Republicans Bring The FBI To Justice?
House Republicans are swiftly preparing to launch an investigation into the weaponization of enforcement and national security agencies. This could potentially lead to a politically charged atmosphere with the Biden administration over access to classified and sensitive information. The probes would also be overlooking the continuing criminal inquiries by the Justice Department.
This week the House is going to be voting on a resolution for the creation of a special Judiciary subcommittee to lead the investigations into the “weaponization of the federal government.” This has been a big topic for Republicans who had often said they wanted to review the investigations led against President Donald Trump.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, would be the one to become the Judiciary Committee’s chair. Which representatives will make up the rest of the committee is not yet clear, especially as Speaker Kevin McCarthy had made several concessions to win the support of the far-right faction of his party in order to become the Speaker.
During a Fox News interview on Friday evening, Rep. Chip Roy of Texas, who pushed for concessions indicated that the panel was part of the agreement that they had reached in order for McCarthy to gain the necessary support. He added that McCarthy had agreed to provide the subcommittee with at least the same funding and staffing as the House special committee investigating the Capitol attack had.
Jordan and McCarthy have also been known to have discussed the existence of such an investigation and it was even one of the pledges made during the 2022 campaign.