What is the Republican party doing with its newly-found power in Congress? A few things of interest.
First, the House voted to establish the “Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.” Its job is to investigate the government’s role in investigating citizens in retaliatory or threatening ways. This job description seems fairly broad, don’t you think?
Republicans are also saying that they will release approximately 14,000 hours of footage from the January 6 uprising. They have long wanted to do this but Democrats would not go along with it, choosing instead to curate released footage for the January 6 Committee. Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz says that Republicans will be releasing this footage very soon.
Republicans also plan to investigate the Biden administration’s communication with social media around Covid. Two state attorneys general are already on that one but the House wants to take it on too. The attorneys general case recently found that the Biden White House tried to get Facebook to censor voices such as Tucker Carlson who questioned the vaccine and lockdown measures.