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Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released the committee assignments for select subcommittees on the origins of the COVID-19 virus and the “weaponization of the federal government,” Tuesday.

In a press release, Speaker McCarthy said, “The government has a responsibility to serve the American people, not go after them. Unfortunately, throughout Democrats’ one-party rule in Washington we saw a dangerous pattern of the government being used to target political opponents while they neglected their most basic responsibilities.”

McCarthy added,

“The 118th Congress marks a new beginning for this institution. Republicans’ governing agenda will be based on transparency, accountability, and solutions. The Members selected to serve on these subcommittees will work to stop the weaponization of the federal government and will also finally get answers to the Covid origins and the federal government’s gain of function research that contributed to the pandemic.”

Former President Trump praised the creation of the committee in a video released Wednesday and recommended questions that they should seek to answer.


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The committee has been modeled after the “Church Committee” formed in the U.S. Senate in 1975, officially known as the U.S. Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, which was created to investigate the abuses of the intelligence community and the IRS alongside the U.S. House ‘Pike Committee’ and the presidential ‘Rockefeller Commission’ ordered by President Gerald R. Ford and headed by Vice President Nelson Rockefeller.

As noted by Newsmax, these concerted efforts of the broadly empowered Congressional committees and the White House led to startling revelations of programs like the CIA’s Operation MK-Ultra, the media infiltration and manipulation program Operation Mockingbird, and the covert program Family Jewels.

In a letter obtained by Reclaim the Net, McCarthy wrote,

“Our new rules will facilitate increased oversight of the Executive branch and the establishment of a new Church-style Select Committee focused exclusively on exposing the weaponization of government against our citizenry, writ large.”

The Republicans selected for the House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government are Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio and Reps. Darrell Issa of California, Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Chris Stewart of Utah, Elise Stefanik of New York, Mike Johnson of Louisiana, Chip Roy of Texas, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota, Greg Steube and Kat Cammack of Florida, Dan Bishop of North Carolina, and Harriet Hageman of Wyoming.

The formation of this committee was called for after the emergence of the Twitter File dumps from CEO Elon Musk that provided evidence of extensive collusion between the FBI and Biden campaign to suppress reporting of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, the active banning of conservative users, and the aggressive suppression of any dissent against COVID vaccinations or government lockdowns.

Lieutenant General (ret.) Michael Flynn tweeted regarding the subcommittee following Project Veritas’ report on Pfizer stating the pharma giant is “mutating the virus,”

This needs to stop. The House Weaponization Committee along with the Judiciary committee must start bringing this madness to a stop. Every Governor of every State needs to not allow these vaccine programs to continue. Quit allowing power to overtake common sense.”

Republican Rep. Andrew Cylde of Georgia wrote, “Nearly every alphabet agency has been weaponized by Joe Biden. The FBI, DOJ, ATF—the list goes on and on. The new Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government will investigate these atrocities and provide accountability to the American people.”

The GOP members on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic are Chairman Brad Wenstrup of Ohio and Reps. Nicole Malliotakis of New York, Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa, Debbie Lesko of Arizona, Michael Cloud of Texas, John Joyce of Pennsylvania, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rich McCormick of Georgia, and Ronny Jackson of Texas.

Greene tweeted a question the committee may seek to answer on Thursday. She asked, “How much federal money and grant money does Boston University receive? Why are they mutating Covid viruses?? Did their sick experiments lead to a gain of function??? People don’t pay taxes to kill people!!!”

She also shared a Project Veritas video of an undercover alleged the Pfizer Director of Worldwide R&D and MrNA Scientific Planning with the statement, “Pfizer took BILLIONS of federal 💰💰! Our Covid Select Subcommittee MUST investigate!”

This committee will investigate among other things, whether the virus leaked from a laboratory, something urged by Texas lawmakers this past week.

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