Two staff members from the Church Committee supports the idea that the Jordan-led ” Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government” is anything but a self-serving tool to protect them from investigations for their roles in 2020 Election interference and the January 6th insurrection. They are pretty clear that it is 1) more akin to McCarthy’s UnAmerican Committee, and 2) ” The current congressional vendetta appears self-protective and intended to intimidate federal investigators from doing their jobs.”
The closing paragraph sums things up quite nicely. “Jim Jordan’s “weaponization” subcommittee bears no likeness to the Church committee. Jordan and company intend to generate headlines rather than needed reforms. They seek not to expose wrongdoers but to deflect attention from them. And instead of leaving a legacy of bipartisan honor and truth-seeking, their work will be remembered as a scandalous exercise in personal and partisan self-preservation.”
And while the article appears on The Bulwark, it is not written by anyone that is part of that website.
“Loch K. Johnson is Regents Professor Emeritus of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, former senior select committee aide to Sen. Frank Church, and the author of A Season of Inquiry Revisited on the Church committee. Frederick Baron is a former associate deputy attorney general and former counsel to the Church committee. Dennis Aftergut is a former federal prosecutor, currently of counsel to Lawyers Defending American Democracy.”