(RepublicanNews.org) – When a legislative chamber changes hands from one side of the political aisle to the other, numerous new committees and task forces usually pop up. The newly formed House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government opens hearings February 9 to probe the actions of the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
The Committee is focusing on the FBI and DOJ because Republicans believe the federal law enforcement agencies have been corrupted and used to further partisan attacks on Republicans by Democrats.
The witness roster includes former employees of the agencies, such as Nicole Parker, a former FBI agent who left the bureau when she believed it had been subverted for political purposes.
Concerned politicians will also testify, including Republican Senators Ron Johnson (WI), Chuck Grassley (IA), as well as Democratic Maryland Senator Jamie Rasking and former-Democrat, now-Independent Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.
Gabbard said self-interested lawmakers use the law enforcement process as a weapon against their opponents which “makes us less safe and turns our democratic republic into a banana republic.”
Committee chairman Jim Jordan, R-OH, gave a preview of what the Weaponization subcommittee will focus on, saying he thinks the federal government is targeting the citizens it is supposed to be working for.
The subcommittee sent subpoenas to both the FBI and the DOJ demanding documents related to any attempts to target or silence parents at school board meetings. Parents across the US began to show up at school board meetings over the past two years to object to the teaching of “critical race theory” and other controversial ideologies.
House Republicans documented whistleblower claims from those inside DOJ and the FBI in a report released in November 2022. The report claims the Biden administration abused its authority by investigating parents as possible domestic terrorists. It also claimed the FBI exaggerated the number of actual cases of “domestic extremism” and violence.
As the hearings progress, the nation holds high expectations for a fair and impartial investigation into the actions of the FBI and DOJ. It is imperative that these agencies demonstrate their commitment to serving and protecting all Americans equally, without political bias.
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