House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has announced the members named to two select subcommittees — one investigating the origins of COVID and another looking into federal weaponry — and Democrats are livid about the addition of some lawmakers. MAGA.
“Government has a responsibility to serve the American people, not to go after them,” McCarthy said in a statement.
“The members chosen to serve on these subcommittees are working to stop the federal government’s weaponization and will finally receive answers to the origins of Covid and the federal government’s gain of function research that has contributed to the pandemic,” he said. added
McCarthy notes that the weapons subcommittee is needed because congressional Democrats and the Biden administration have engaged in a “dangerous form of government used to target political opponents while neglecting its most basic responsibilities.”
Republicans have created two select subcommittees to stop the federal government’s weaponization and finally get answers to the origins of COVID and the federal government’s gain of function research that contributed to the pandemic.
I am proud to announce the members: pic.twitter.com/TnQnOX8fo9
– Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) January 24, 2023
MAGA Members Appointed to House Selective Subcommittees
A couple of names appearing on select House subcommittees has drawn the ire of Democrats, especially those associated with the MAGA movement.
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Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) continued to reap the rewards of a relationship with McCarthy that would Frank Luntz blush, being called to the COVID-19 subcommittee.
Greene celebrated the appointment, saying his intention to investigate the role of profit-making research, the democratic “authoritarian” blocks, the ineffective vaccines forced on the American people, and the role of Dr. Anthony Fauci.
I am honored to serve on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic.
It’s time to reveal the truth about the origins of COVID, the authoritarian Democratic response, vaccines, and Fauci’s NIAID involvement in gain-of-function research.https://t.co/76hEq3Fh4z
– Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) January 25, 2023
Greene will also serve on the House Homeland Security and Oversight Committees.
Also named to the COVID subcommittee is former White House physician Ronny Jackson (R-TX), who has repeatedly challenged President Biden to undergo a mental fitness evaluation.
Something is SERIOUSLY wrong with Biden – and it’s only going to get worse! It’s past the point of shame. It is lost. It’s confusing. He can barely string together a coherent sentence. Must have a cognitive test and release the results! pic.twitter.com/Pk5Pq2V5Um
– Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) July 23, 2021
Jim Jordan (R-OH) will chair the Select Subcommittee on Federal Government Weapons after being turned down by former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve on the January 6 panel.
Liberals are not happy
Liberals on social media responded with outrage over MAGA Republicans representing their constituents on select subcommittees.
Because you see, it would be better to have completely partisan farce committees like the January 6 debacle.
Democratic Congressman Don Beyer dismissed both panels as “dedicated to conspiracy theories.”
McCarthy put the QAnon enthusiast who spread pandemic disinformation on the Covid subcommittee and the guy who avoided a congressional subpoena and discussed pardons with Donald Trump in charge of his “deep state” panel. Entire subcommittees devoted to conspiracy theories. Ugh. https://t.co/3enAxQ7mfu
– Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) January 24, 2023
This is good for us, since these days “conspiracy theories” just means “the media has not yet admitted it.“
House Judiciary Democrats criticized McCarthy for having “sage out our democracy to empower MAGA extremists”.
Kevin McCarthy sold out our democracy to empower MAGA extremists.
With the creation of Jim Jordan’s new select subcommittee, House Republicans are using taxpayer resources to protect Trump and his allies from legal scrutiny. pic.twitter.com/tl46TjTMj8
— House Judiciary Dems (@HouseJudiciary) January 23, 2023
Richard Stengel, a former Obama administration official, also took the disparaging “conspiracy theory” route.
The subcommittee of “Armaments”, says Stengel, is “a body that creates rather than investigates conspiracy theories and that eventually undermines itself.”
The “Armaments” Committee on Government (a truly laughable name) is soon to be the modern House committee on UnAmerican Activities – a body that creates rather than investigates conspiracy theories and eventually undermines itself. https://t.co/VnFuH5zIsD
– Richard Stengel (@stengel) January 24, 2023
We literally watched the 6th of January to make a highly directed and produced filmography rather than evidence, current Ph.D evidence, created conspiracy theoriesand admitted that they wanted to tell people what they have to believe.
If Democrats are mad about MAGA Republicans serving on committees to provide a counterpoint to Democrats and media lies, then McCarthy is certainly doing the right thing.
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