The Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government is about to become a thing, per Tiger Beat on the Potomac’s morning email thingie:
Meanwhile, Jordain Carney has a scoop about the latest demand from the right: a new select committee that would centralize investigations of JOE BIDEN’s administration.
From the story: “While the Republican leader and soon-to-be committee chairs have already lined up a laundry list of investigations that will largely command the House GOP’s agenda next year, it’s not enough for some McCarthy critics,” Carney writes. “Some of those opposing and on the fence about the Californian’s speakership bid want him to start a new panel, one that could direct probes against the entities they’ve castigated for years, including the FBI, the Justice Department, the IRS and ANTHONY FAUCI.”
This could get dicey fast. We closely covered the intraparty turf wars between House Democratic investigators during the Trump years, and you can be sure a new panel would upend what incoming Oversight Chair JAMES COMER (R-Ky.) and Judiciary Chair JIM JORDAN (R-Ohio) already have planned for their own committees (though the members pushing the new panel appear to be eyeing Jordan as its potential leader).
They are likely to get their wish as K-Mac will do anything to get the gavel. From the article,
But after largely percolating on the edges of the conference and conservative media, the calls are getting harder for the speaker hopeful to ignore. Several members who McCarthy needs to win over if he’s going to secure the gavel are openly using the creation of such a panel — to investigate what they call a “weaponized government” — as a bargaining chip as the California Republican tries to lock down their votes.
A select committee to investigate their own conspiracy theories? I hope someone finally gets to the bottom of the Lizard People invasion, and how Comet PingPong managed to hide their basement, and what actually is in Podesta’s infamous bolognese sauce. Email! What are they? Squeaky toy Jim Jordan’s jacket? Where is it?!
Oh, Lord, we are in for 2 years of choice buffoonery.