Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, is reportedly set to chair a new committee in the House of Representatives that will be focused on looking into the weaponization of government power, multiple sources are reporting.
According to a report from Fox News, House Republicans are supposedly looking to form a judiciary subcommittee that will focus on unveiling how the executive branch has utilized federal agencies to investigate and accumulate information on American citizens.
The outlet further reported that Rep. Jordan is expected to chair both the reported “Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government” and the subsequent judiciary committee.
Jordan has distinguished himself as a hardline conservative and America First member of the House. In the battle to elect a new Speaker of the House last week, Jordan was seen as a favorite for the position and was nominated for the job by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.
However, early Saturday morning, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., netted enough votes to secure the gavel after several days of tense negotiations with House Republicans. Per RSBN, McCarthy was elected on the 15th ballot.
According to a report from The Post Millennial, the purported formation of this new committee comes partly on the heels of the shocking revelations released in Elon Musk’s “Twitter Files,” which have demonstrated evidence of shockingly deep collusion between federal agencies and the social media company.
Another potential area of focus for the committee could be to look into the political weaponization of the FBI.
Last year, Biden’s Justice Department utilized its power to target President Donald Trump in an unprecedented raid of his private home, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida.
Per Fox News, the committee could also potentially investigate the Justice Department’s targeting of parents who attended school board meetings in 2021. Another likely focus may be on Dr. Anthony Fauci, the former chief White House medical advisor, and his alleged connection to pressuring social media companies to push government-sponsored Covid treatments, according to the Post Millennial.