Led by Rep Jim Jordan, there is talk about cross examining Special Counsel Smitth….
Defunding the FBI and Justice departments…
None of this is likely to happen….
But it’s going to make Trump and themselves happy and look stupid
Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance announced Tuesday that he will block all of President Biden’s nominees to the Department of Justice to protest a 37-count indictment that Special Counsel Jack Smith has brought against former President Donald Trump in federal court in Florida.
“Donald Trump is merely the latest victim of a Department of Justice that cares more about politics than law enforcement,” Vance said in a statement.
“Starting today, I will hold all Department of Justice nominations. If Merrick Garland wants to use these officials to harass Joe Biden’s political opponents, we will grind his department to a halt,” he declared.
Vance’s hold on Justice Department nominees will not apply to individuals nominated to the U.S. Marshals Service.
The action will not prevent Senate Democrats from confirming Biden’s nominees to the department if they have enough votes, but it will require Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to schedule votes on individual nominees, which will eat up floor time.
Often nominees are agreed to by unanimous consent on the floor to speed up the process…..
The far-right Ohioan sat down with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo and summarized his vision for dealing with law enforcement offices and agencies that Republicans apparently have a problem with.
“We control the power of the purse, and that’s, we’re gonna have to look at the appropriations process and limit funds going to some of these agencies, particularly the ones who are engaging in the most egregious behavior,” Jordan said.
When the host asked if he was referring to the FBI and the Justice Department, the GOP congressman said he was.
“Yeah,” Jordan replied. “And what I’d really like, frankly, I’d really like for the government just to stay out of the election process.”….