GOP Oversight Committee of White House Becomes Reality

GOP Oversight Committee of White House Becomes Reality

( – The US House of Representatives is moving quickly after the multiple-day process of electing a speaker. On January 10, in a 221-211 vote, members approved the formation of a Judiciary Committee subcommittee to investigate the executive branch’s use of federal law enforcement against citizens. Judiciary Committee head, Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH), will lead the new panel.

The new Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government will have at most 13 members. They will include the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee and five of the members will be chosen by Democrats.

The panel’s job is to look into the work of the executive branch, specifically the Department of Justice, scrutinizing the use of this agency to alleged spy on Americans and use information gained against them. It will consider the DOJ’s work with private companies to gather intel and whether or not citizens’ constitutional rights are affected or any unethical activity is happening behind the scenes.

The subcommittee’s focus is to ensure the executive branch is accountable and transparent while also preventing it from abusing its power. Jordan also noted the subcommittee is looking into the details of a November House judiciary report on the politicization of the FBI and DOJ.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) promised to provide the members with the same access to resources and tools the January 6th committee from the 117th Congress had, including subpoena powers.

Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) compared the new panel to the Church Committee from the ‘70s. During that era, the referenced group investigated the executive branch over an extended period because they suspected the entities were abusing their powers. But Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said there is no similarity because he believes this new subcommittee has no factual basis for its investigations.

The panel plans to release a report of its findings before January 2, 2025.

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