Washington, DC. January 24, 2023 (RELEASE from Harriet Hageman) — Today, it was announced that Rep. Harriet Hageman was appointed by Speaker McCarthy to the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.
The subcommittee, led by Chairman Jim Jordan, will focus on the actions of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Centers for Disease Control, and other agencies. The subcommittee must investigate matters related to the collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of information on U.S. citizens by executive branch agencies, including whether such efforts are illegal, unconstitutional, or otherwise unethical. The subcommittee will have the power to issue subpoenas to officials within federal agencies and conduct in-depth hearings.
Congresswoman Hageman stated, “It is an honor to be appointed to this critical committee. A key responsibility of Congress is oversight, so this is rightfully something that we must do. As American citizens, we cannot continue to have our government work against us. Federal agencies have too much power, too much control, too much money, and have taken too much liberty from us. This committee will examine why there seems to be a double standard for enforcing rules against some of us, but not against others. It will work to ensure that draconian lockdowns are never again enacted. It will find out to what degree the federal government conspired with social media conglomerates to silence our free speech and suppress factual information. It will examine the practices of IRS audits. We owe it to the American people to get answers and ensure partisan politics are kept out of these agencies.”