Yesterday, Ranking Member Jim Jordan joined Fox News Channel’s The Ingraham Angle to discuss new whistleblower information that suggests the Bureau is “purging” employees who express conservative viewpoints.
On FBI Whistleblowers:
“Decorated Iraqi war veteran being run out of the FBI. His allegiance to the country is being questioned because he had the gall to say something that offended the FBI leadership about the January 6th investigation. The other one is also having the same thing happened to them simply because on an anonymous questionnaire they said something that the leadership disagreed with them about January 6th. I would point out, Laura, that we now have had six agents come forward as whistleblowers. Two on the school board’s narrative, on the school board issue, and four now regarding January 6th. That is a concern to us but we have had literally half a dozen FBI agents come to our committee.”
On the Weaponization of Government:
“It’s the weaponization of government against your political foes. The legacy – to go with your monologue – the legacy of Attorney General Merrick Garland right now is the school board issue. Writing a memorandum that treats moms and dads as domestic terrorists. That’s the legacy thus far in his tenure as attorney general, but this weaponization of government against your political foes is exactly what’s go on. So much so we had a disinformation governance board and but for your efforts and others pointing this out, that still might be in operation.
“That is how the left is operating. And in the context here with the FBI, remember, a few years ago they spied on President Trump, the actions they took against parents regarding the school board situation, and then two whistleblowers last month had come forward who attended the January 6th rally on their own time with their spouse, didn’t go in the Capitol, haven’t been charged, but they’ve had their security clearance taken from them too, which is always the first step in termination. Again, one of those individuals was also a veteran in our Armed Forces. This is happening, and it is as wrong as wrong can be.”
On the Democrat Political Theater:
“They used taxpayer money to hire the former president of ABC News to choreograph the documentary that they’re going to present on Thursday night and over the coming weeks. So yeah, this is exactly what it is, choreograph brought to you [by] the taxpayer expense.”
“This the only committee hearing I’ve ever seen in Congress where there was not an opportunity to cross-examine witnesses, because there is no Republican on that committee who will do it. So this is worse than what Adam Schiff did in the bunker of the basement with impeachment back in 2019. At least I got to be in that room and depose witnesses and then when they had the hearings, we got to cross-examine witnesses. But in this situation, that’s not even happening. So this is completely choreographed presentation, completely partisan, and the good news is the American people have figured all that out.”