Jordan's Weaponization Subcommittee Issues Scathing Report on Garland School Board Memo
The House Judiciary Committee and the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government have issued a scathing report on U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland's targeting of parents concerned with the leftist agenda in K-12 education. The report explains:
From the initial set of material produced in response to the subpoenas, it is apparent that the Biden Administration misused federal law-enforcement and counterterrorism resources for political purposes. The Justice Department’s own documents demonstrate that there was no compelling nationwide law-enforcement justification for the Attorney General’s directive or the Department components’ execution thereof. After surveying local law enforcement, U.S. Attorney’s offices around the country reported back to Main Justice that there was no legitimate law-enforcement basis for the Attorney General’s directive to use federal law-enforcement and counterterrorism resources to investigate school board-related threats.Read more
Opposing the Weaponization of Government "Shouldn’t be a Partisan Issue"
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
House Republicans Issue Subpoenas on Unlawful Targeting of Parents
On behalf of House Republicans, Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan has issued a batch of subpoenas to Biden Administration officials regarding their role in the Department of Justice's (DOJ) alleged targeting of parents who stood up to local school boards for implementing woke policies. The Daily Caller reported:
According to the subpoena, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona is “commanded” to produce documents before the Judiciary Committee on March 1, 2023, at 9 a.m. ET. The subpoena comes as Jordan sent four letters to various officials Friday, calling for information and interviews the committee has been requesting, in a final warning shot before he sent the subpoena their way.Read more
Republicans Launch Investigation into Biden Classified Documents Scandal
On Friday, House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan and Congressman Mike Johnson announced an investigation by House Republicans into the bombshell discovery that President Biden mishandled documents retained from his time as Vice President.
#BREAKING: @Jim_Jordan and @RepMikeJohnson launch first investigation into @JoeBiden’s classified documents scandal. pic.twitter.com/sR8E5J2ZTd— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) January 13, 2023
Oversight a Priority as GOP Officially Takes House
Republicans have officially won a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. One of the major priorities of the Party moving forward is to conduct congressional oversight of the Biden Administration:
After securing the House majority in the midterm elections, GOP Reps. James Comer of Kentucky and Jim Jordan of Ohio held a press conference Thursday to detail their impending investigations into the Biden administration.Read more
Republican Leaders React to Unprecedented Raid on Mar-a-Lago
After the FBI’s unprecedented raid on President Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago, Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy is vowing to hold the Biden Administration accountable.
Attorney General Garland: preserve your documents and clear your calendar. pic.twitter.com/dStAjnwbAT— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) August 9, 2022
House Holds First, and Likely Only, Hearing on H.R. 4
On Monday, H.R. 4 was heard in the House Rules Committee. This will likely be the bill's only committee hearing before a vote is taken by the whole House sometime later this week. If this seems strange, it is. House Rules does not typically have jurisdiction over election issues. Yet despite this, the Committee is being used as a vehicle to add amendments to the legislation.Read more
History Lesson on Voting Rights: It 's Not 1965
While the public is rightly focused on the Biden administration's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, House Democrats chose again to focus on their own reelections. Today, it was a hearing on H.R. 4, the so-called John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The only problem: the bill contains no text for the committee members to even review:
The House Judiciary Com. meeting now about a bill that has no text & of which we have no idea what text it is going to contain. We agree John Lewis was a hero, but a bill in his name is not helpful to Voting Rights if it does not truly deal with Voting rights in 21st Century— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) August 16, 2021
.@Jim_Jordan points out this is last time to talk about legislation that we don't even have the bill on! It is outrageous that Democrats are having hearings and a VOTE on a bill that members of Congress have not seen!— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) August 16, 2021
House Campus Free Speech Caucus Created as Biden DOJ Appears to Abandon Protections for Religious Institutions
College campuses are often seen as a battleground for the First Amendment. On Monday, Reps. Jim Jordan and Kat Cammack announced the creation of a campus free speech caucus with the intention of raising awareness among their colleagues about the challenges that many students, professors, and administrators alike face when exercising their First Amendment rights on campus. Jordan and Cammack will partner with Young America's Foundation on the initiative:
“The First Amendment is under attack on campuses across the country,” said Congressman Jim Jordan. “Every day, students and faculty are forced to self-censor out of fear that they will be ‘canceled’ by the mob. The Campus Free Speech Caucus, led by Rep. Kat Cammack and inspired by YAF, will work with Congress to push back on ‘woke’ cancel culture and defend freedom for Americans everywhere.”Read more
House Dems Uninterested in Letting Barr Speak During House Judiciary Hearing
On Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Attorney General William Barr testified before the House Judiciary Committee on a wide variety of issues including recent civil unrest, the COVID-19 pandemic, and election security. During the lengthy hearing, nearly every Democratic member of the committee spent his or her time throwing accusations at Attorney General Barr without giving him the opportunity to respond.Read more