In case you were wondering, the plan appears to hold the Select Subcommittee on The Weaponization of the Federal Gubmint hearings from a Fox News greenroom:
The GOP-led House select subcommittee on so-called weaponization of the federal government will draw upon a prominent ex-Democrat, two of their Republican Senate colleagues, and a former FBI agent in their first public hearing to discuss how they believe the government has been weaponized against conservatives, multiple sources familiar with the plans tell CNN.
GOP Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, as well as former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, a fixture on Fox News, and former FBI special agent Nicole Parker, will be among the first witnesses called by the GOP, in a sign that Republicans on the committee will push a partisan, right-wing viewpoint on the alleged weaponization of the federal government.
Anyway, the story itemizes the reasons why Gym chose the witnesses:
“Grassley and Johnson have both previously attacked the Justice Department for how it has handled its investigation into Hunter Biden, including with allegations that the FBI sought to “downplay derogatory information on Hunter Biden for the purpose of shutting down investigative activity.””
- “Gabbard, a former Democrat, has regularly appeared on Fox News since leaving Congress and regularly used that platform to accuse the FBI and the Justice Department of targeting political opponents of the Biden administration. She has criticized the FBI on a variety of fronts, including its interactions with social media companies like Twitter, the bureau’s role in the Russia investigation and the raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence – all issues Republicans on the GOP-led select subcommittee have said they want to investigate.”
“Parker, a former FBI special agent in charge, wrote an op-ed last month detailing how she left the bureau after over 10 years of service because she believed it had became “politically weaponized.”” [Ed. Note: the op-ed is on… Fox News. ]
We have long said that the Prime Directive of most of today Republican Party is to make content for the shows of Tucker Carlson’s White Power Hour, or ol’ Thumb Head, or even Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS, but this will be like the networks Sweep Weeks of my misbegotten youth. Expect your Facebook Rage Uncles to be glued to their sets.
Of course, the GOP is “weaponizing” the only part of the federal government they control, the House, using it against the Democrats. Maybe the Senate should hold hearings on that. Of course, neither party wants to investigate the use of the FBI against the Left, since that was the main reason the FBI was created. I guess the Church Committee did a good job on that, but it still goes on.
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Honestly I’m rather surprised they’re not calling on Charles McGonigal
Is this why they were handing out assault rifle pins in Congress? Just asking.