For years now, the Republican Party has felt as though they were the bearing the brunt of the entire federal apparatus, as the FBI, DOJ, and other factions with the national government continued to target and demean conservatives as a whole…and Donald Trump very specifically.
Many of these complaints have centered around the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the agency’s involvement in a number of anti-Trump controversies spanning the ex-President’s entire career.
From the FISA application fiasco to the raid of Mar-a-Lago, there has been a sense that the entire federal government has been “weaponized” against the MAGA Movement…and now the GOP is going to get to the bottom of it.
In one of their first acts since retaking control of the House of Representatives, Republicans established a new panel Tuesday that plans to investigate everything from the Justice Department’s handling of death threats against local school officials to the special counsel’s ongoing probe of former President Donald Trump.
Republican leaders have said the panel will curb the “weaponization” of government against Americans and promised to use it to curb alleged abuses by the nation’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies. The panel will also focus on alleged coordination between social media giants and the federal government.
“The weaponization of the federal government against individual Americans must end,” Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., tweeted Tuesday. “House Republicans are on it.”
In a party-line vote, lawmakers approved the creation of the panel Tuesday afternoon, with 220 Republicans voting in favor and 211 Democrats voting against.
Republicans were ready to fight back.
“This is about the First Amendment, something you guys used to care about,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who will also run the new investigative committee, said at a Tuesday press conference.
Of course, many Democrats were openly opposed to these new fact-finding missions, which leads to the age old question: What are they afraid will be found?