On Thursday, the House select subcommittee on the weaponization of the federal government held its first hearing, which was met with resistance from the White House. Special Assistant to President Joe Biden, Ian Sams, released a statement labeling the hearings as “un-American” and an “extreme” partisan stunt.
The hearing was called for by House Republican Conference Chair, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY). She hopes to use the hearings to uproot the political bias within the federal government that often targets those who oppose the establishment. The hearing featured former members of the FBI and both Republican and Democrat lawmakers. They discussed topics such as the raid on Mar-a-Lago, the spying on Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and the FBI agent indicted after working on Bob Mueller’s special counsel.
In response to the hearing, Sams released a statement calling the Republican’s actions “extreme” and demanding they become bipartisan. He went on to suggest that if they wanted to examine the “weaponization” of government, they should start by looking at the actions of the previous administration.
The select subcommittee is led by Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) and features 21 members, 12 Republicans and 9 Democrats. Notable Republicans on the subcommittee include Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Dan Bishop (R-NC), and Dan Goldman (D-NY).
There were a lot of fireworks in the first day of the hearing.
The FBI paid Twitter over $3.4 million of taxpayer dollars to censor stories – including the Hunter Biden laptop story.
53% of Americans made aware of the Hunter Biden laptop story would have changed their vote in 2020.
This is unconstitutional election meddling. pic.twitter.com/9Z26pM22Kf
— Rep. Elise Stefanik (@RepStefanik) February 9, 2023
You know that the eGOP is zeroing in when media isn’t even mentioning it.
.@RepMattGaetz FLAMES former DOJ boss— Exposes politicization and weaponization of FBI in just 5 minutes 🔥
Watch Regime hack PANIC under sworn testimony pic.twitter.com/Jr57ND2O8K
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 9, 2023