Last week, the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government held its first hearing to discuss "the politicization of the FBI and DOJ and attacks on American civil liberties." A variety of topics were covered including the targeting of concerned parents, Biden family corruption, and the First Amendment.
Parents are NOT domestic terrorists. The American people agree.— Rep. Elise Stefanik (@RepStefanik) February 9, 2023
The Biden Administration’s weaponization against parents is why the American people are losing trust in corrupt government agencies.@Weaponization is bringing accountability. pic.twitter.com/W2sEDTcWY7
Sen. @ChuckGrassley explains how he uncovered financial transactions linking Hunter and James Biden with Communist China and how FBI Whistleblowers revealed it was discredited as “disinformation”— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 9, 2023
This hearing is just the tip of the iceberg of what the Subcommittee will cover during the 118th Congress. There are numerous whistleblowers who have come forward to expose what is happening in the federal government.
Rep. Jim Jordan: "In my time in Congress, I have never seen anything like this. Dozens and dozens of whistleblowers, FBI agents coming to us, talking to us about what's going in the political nature at the Justice Department." pic.twitter.com/JH4bxC6HM2— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 9, 2023
The Left is criticizing Republicans for placing an emphasis on investigating the alleged corruption within the government:
Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Stacey Plaskett, D-V.I., opened the panel’s first hearing with a warning to Republicans on the committee.
"Nobody disputed the important role of congressional oversight. I know firsthand how important it is to ask questions and demand answers of the federal government," Plaskett said. "Congressional oversight can serve to protect the integrity of our Republic."
"But there is a difference, my colleagues, between legitimate oversight and weaponization of Congress and our processes, particularly our committee work, as a political tool," she said.
Plaskett, who served as an impeachment manager in the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump, said she is "deeply concerned" that the Weaponization Subcommittee will be used "as a place to settle scores, showcase conspiracy theories and advance an extreme agenda that risk undermining Americans’ faith in our democracy."
But as Carl Szabo argues, this should not be a partisan issue:
Those on the Right side of the political aisle are cheering this development as vindication of their claims of shadow-banning and censorship and are optimistic that all will be set right under the helm of this new committee.
But exposing and taking steps to prevent the weaponization of our government agencies against the American people shouldn’t be a partisan issue. The same tactics used to silence conservatives can easily be used to silence voices from the Left when elected offices change party hands.
We look forward to seeing the continued efforts of the Weaponization Subcommittee to expose the overreach of the Biden Administration.