Speaker McCarthy Releases Lists of GOP Lawmakers for Subcommittees: Pandemic and Weaponization of Government

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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released a list of Republican lawmakers who will serve on two select subcommittees to investigate the coronavirus pandemic, and the weaponization of the federal government.

On Tuesday, Speaker McCarthy released the lists of the GOP lawmakers that will serve on the two subcommittees:

Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government

Chairman Jim Jordan (OH-04)
Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-48)
Rep. Thomas Massie (KY-04)
Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-02)
Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21)
Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04)
Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21)
Rep. Kelly Armstrong (ND-AL)
Rep. Greg Steube (FL-17)
Rep. Dan Bishop (NC-08)
Rep. Kat Cammack (FL-03)
Rep. Harriet Hageman (WY-AL)

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Rep. Stefanik, in a statement on Twitter, late Tuesday, said she is “proud to serve on this critical Select Committee that will not only hold the DOJ and the FBI accountable for their longstanding political weaponization against the American people but the entire federal government, including the IRS, HHS, NIH, and many other agencies.”

Rep. Massie had previously tweeted a comment on the need for the committee: “If three-letter agencies don’t want the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government to question them about violations of Americans’ civil liberties, that’s evidence we need this committee.”

Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Chairman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02)
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11)
Rep. Mariannette Miller Meeks (IA-01)
Rep. Debbie Lesko (AZ-08)
Rep. Michael Cloud (TX-27)
Rep. John Joyce (PA-13)
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14)
Rep. Ronny Jackson (TX-13)
Rep. Rich McCormick (GA-06)

Per the House Rules, the select subcommittee is “authorized and directed to conduct a full and complete investigation” and issue a report by Jan. 2, 2025, to the House on: the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the federal government’s funding of gain-of-function research; any waste, fraud, or abuse of taxpayer funds and relief programs; the development of vaccines and treatments, and vaccination policies for federal employees and the military; the economic impact of the pandemic and government response; the societal impact of the decision to close schools; executive branch policies and actions, including internal and external communications related to the COVID-19 pandemic; and more.

In response to being seated on the subcommittee, Rep. Jackson tweeted: “Every LIE told to us by Fauci will be revealed. Every LIE about the vaccine will be revealed. Every LIE that was used to LOCK YOU DOWN will be unearthed. We will reveal the TRUTH!”

Rep. Greene tweeted that she is “honored to serve on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic.” She added: “It’s time to reveal the truth on the origins of COVID, the authoritarian Democrat response, vaccines, and Fauci’s NIAID involvement in gain-of-function research.”

“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,” he said in a statement.

“The 118th Congress marks a new beginning for this institution. Republicans’ governing agenda will be based on transparency, accountability, and solutions,” McCarthy added.

“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.”

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