I want to go on the record here saying that I completely understand the frustration of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) regarding the FBI and DHS.
But before I get into this report, I would also note that his position is giving fodder to Democrats to use against Republicans in the upcoming election.
Once again, the GOP is dangerously close to shooting itself in the foot just prior to an election where they should romp.
For most of the last decade, Republicans have attacked Democrats for wanting to defund local police departments. Now Jordan is using similar rhetoric that Dems used to attack the DHS, which we will all agree with, and the FBI, which is a fine line.
I am on the record stating that I think we need a good house cleaning and possibly even a rebranding or reorganization of the agency. I will not go so far as to recommend withholding funds simply because I know it will trigger a response from the liberal horde.
Jordan, however, did just that, reported CNN.
In a letter to the House Appropriations Committee, Jordan wrote, “Since the start of the 118th Congress, the Committee on the Judiciary and its Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government have been conducting oversight to address the problems created by the Biden Administration and to protect fundamental civil liberties.
“This work has generated a number of potential reforms that the House of Representatives can advance through its ‘power of the purse.’”
He continued, “The centralization of FBI operations in the National Capitol Region has led to duplication of activity best left to the respective field offices, contributed to reduced autonomy in local field offices, and allowed improper political influence to taint law enforcement investigations and activity.”
Jordan concluded, “The Committee recommends prohibiting taxpayer dollars from being used to implement the Biden Administration’s radical immigration policies,” reports The Hill.
As far as the DHS is concerned, Jordan can do whatever he wants because Mayorkas has gone off the reservation.
With the FBI, the problem is mostly at the main office, but the offices around the country, at least for the most part, are doing a great job. We have this one rogue element, which I will confess goes much deeper than I ever thought, that is causing all the issues.
Wray clearly has to go, as the man has no respect at all for Congress and all but thumbs his nose at Republicans when he is in the hot seat.
What we need is an outside investigation, a house cleaning, and people like James Comey and Andrew McCabe to be held accountable for their actions.
We would be a weaker country without the FBI, of that I have no doubt, but this one faction must be dealt with and they must be dealt with soon before this permeates the entire agency.