Congressman Says FBI HQ Should Be Cut Over “Nefarious Behavior” 

( Florida Republican Matt Gaetz has sponsored legislation restricting how much money can be spent on the FBI’s new field office. According to Mediaite, Gaetz took this action because he has consistently opposed the bureau’s “nefarious behavior.” 

The law, titled the “FBI Washington Field Office House Arrest Act,” would force the lower chamber of Congress to halt funding for the FBI’s planned relocation of its headquarters from the nation’s capital. Republicans like Gaetz have compared the agency to a dangerous illness, with the latter claiming that cancer at the Field Office in Washington has spread so much that the whole body is in grave condition. 

In response to the Twitter Files and investigations, Rep. Jim Jordan (R) of Ohio’s House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government introduced this bill. Gaetz said, referring to the testimony presented before the panel, that disturbing information from FBI whistleblowers expressed that the Washington Field Office targets people who stand up against their crooked political agenda. 

During this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, Gaetz, a vocal critic of the FBI and other law enforcement organizations, advocated for their defunding or abolition (CPAC). Republicans, including him, have charged that these organizations selectively investigate conservatives. 

Gaetz threatened to “defund” and “abolish” the FBI, CDC, ATF, and DOJ if they do not stop their weaponization. Gaetz made his remarks during this year’s CPAC convention. 

Republicans have complained about what they see as unfair targeting of conservatives by law enforcement. The weaponization of the state’s departments was a hallmark of  

the Obama administration, which famously targeted conservative non-profits by siccing the IRS on them. 

In 2013, it was recommended that Lois Lerner, an employee of the IRS, be held in contempt of congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena that the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform issued. Darrell Issa sponsored the charge. 

The charge was dropped.