Republican House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is ramping up his investigations into the weaponization of the federal government.
Jordan has now asked the House Administration Committee to provide his team with millions of dollars in funding to expand its investigations.
The congressman has asked for an additional $2 million annually for the committee.
He has also requested a $15 million reserve fund that could be used anytime.
On Tuesday, Jordan made his case during a House Administration hearing.
“We’ve seen the First Amendment under attack from big tech and big government, just read the Twitter Files,” Jordan said.
“We’ve seen how the Justice Department, the FBI, have used their law enforcement authorities, we’ve seen how the open border policies of this administration have led to crime, drained local resources, and helped drugs flow into our country.
“These are important, serious issues.
“These are things the Judiciary Committee must examine.
“We expect to have an aggressive legislative and oversight agenda this Congress.
“In addition, the House has created a new select committee within the Judiciary Committee on the weaponization of government.”
Jordan said that he is only seeking access to a $15 million reserve fund so that they could be good stewards of taxpayer dollars.
The request will either be approved or denied during the House Administration Committee’s markup next week.
The Judiciary Committee chairman’s request is a significant scale-up in the committee’s investigations.
Jordan’s probes could even rival the Democrats’ anti-Trump Jan. 6 select committee.
During the hearing, House Administration Chairman Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI) revealed that the Democrats spent $18.3 million on the January 6 select committee.
He noted the Administration Committee had very little oversight on the Jan. 6 committee’s spending.
Despite the Jan. 6 committee’s staggering cost, Republicans such as Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) have slammed its members for its one-sided approach.
Banks criticized the committee for covering up the “systemic breakdown of security at the Capitol on” then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) watch.
Jordan said the Judiciary Committee hopes to investigate the politicization of the Justice Department and the FBI.
He said it will also delve into the issues to solve the southern border crisis, and propose legislation to solve the many crises America is facing under Democrat President Joe Biden.
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