Marjorie Taylor Greene warns Congress will investigate ‘the full extent of the Biden Administration’s assault on constitutional rights’ and the ‘weaponization’ of the federal government
- Congress reconvenes on Tuesday with a Republican majority in the House
- MTG, who introduces legislation to impeach President Joe Biden every year, is a strong supporter of Rep. Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House
- If the GOP support McCarthy for leadership, the bill to create congressional committees to investigate the Biden administration will be filed tomorrow
Firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and other conservative Republicans are planning to start the 118th session of Congress with a bang – a trio of congressional subcommittees with the Biden administration in the crosshairs. The focus will include possible overreach by U.S intelligence agencies against Americans, China security concerns, and if the U.S. mishandled the federal response to COVID during the height of the pandemic.
The freshly installed Republican majority on Tuesday is expected to approve several review panels once Congress reconvenes on Tuesday including the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, with a specific emphasis on President Joe Biden‘s administration, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
‘We are so serious, it’s not just a goal, it’s a rule,’ Greene tweeted on Sunday,
While the 55-page resolution on the House’s website does not specifically mention Biden, the GOP wants to put the Democrats on the defensive after the high-profile January 6th committee report filed in December. Other panels expected to be approved: the ‘Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party’ and a select subcommittee of the House Oversight Committee to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., is seen during a vote in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
The subcommittees are considered a concession to a small but vocal minority of Republicans who don’t approve of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s bid to become the next Speaker of the House.
The rules will not be passed by the House until a speaker is elected on Tuesday and there are credible concerns whether McCarthy will have the necessary 218 votes to win on the first ballot.
Other subcommittee of notes: ‘the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party and a select subcommittee of the House Oversight Committee to focus on the COVID pandemic.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., sits with Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., left, before an address by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the House chamber, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. The new 118th Congress, with Republicans in control of the House, begins Jan. 3, 2023, but the first task for the GOP is electing a new speaker and whether House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., can overcome opposition from conservatives in his own ranks to get the job. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
President Joe Biden salutes as he boards Air Force One at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Monday Jan. 2, 2023. Biden is returning to the White House after spending a week with family on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The investigation into the Biden administration is set to take the form of a ‘Church-style’ committee – a reference to the 48-year-old Senate select committee established in 1975 that investigated abuse allegations against the Central Intelligence Agency and was led by Democratic Senator Frank Church of Idaho.
Greene, an avid supporter of the California Republican by helping him rally the troops and the votes – also suggested in a tweet on Sunday that the Republican-led House could bring articles of impeachment against President Biden.
‘2023 will be a great year to impeach Joe Biden!’ Greene tweeted.