Rep. Dan Bishop recently said that a “powerful Church-style committee” would be used to go after the excesses of the Deep State. In doing so, he triggered a pearl-clutching former Congressman and current MSNBC analyst, David Jolly, who panicked over the idea that Congress might investigate those agencies and even suggested that the oversight would become an “insurrection platform”.
In the tweet, Rep. Bishop said:
With the rules agreement we negotiated, we will have a powerful Church-style committee to go after the weaponization of the federal government – the FBI, DOJ, DHS, and all the rest.
This is a victory for the Constitutional rights of all Americans.
I’m ready to get to work.
Rep. Bishop also, later, retweeted a post cheering his work in getting the Church-style committee rammed through, saying “The Church Committee concession is an important part the deal made by the 20. Big thank you to @jdanbishop for getting language to that effect developed, and @chiproytx for standing with others to get that included. Big win for oversight and accountability of weaponized Gov.”
Well, predictably, former Rep. Jolly lost his mind over the idea that the FBI and DHS might have to undergo a bit of oversight and deal with an investigation prying into their excesses, quote tweeting Rep. Bishop’s tweet about a “powerful Church-style committee” saying:
With all the focus on the House rules being given away to the Freedom Caucus et al, this development below may be the most consequential – a new House Committee to attack and shred the federal government, undermining confidence for millions of Americans in our self governance.
Jolly also claimed that the committee would serve as an “insurrection platform” for the GOP. That came in response to a comment on his post saying “Could be a farce for sure but the GOP better be careful because my guess is that DEMS will indeed participate in this select committee (unless McCarthy kicks them off). And, there are some questions I want Wray to answer.” Responding, Jolly said “I think it’s going to serve as their insurrection platform.”
People in the comments section then slammed Jolly for attacking the idea of oversight and transparency and calling it an “insurrection platform”, saying things like:
“Representatives of the people appointing a committee that will reveal facts it finds out about US government activities against the people is insurrectionist. Have you always been totalitarian and evil or is it new?”
“Lol! The cult melting down. Awesome too watch! Guess we will be seeing a lot of melt downs to come.”
“Insurrection against whom? The Establishment?”
“🤔 exactly how does the Congress insurrect against United States? Fear of oversight and accountability is exactly why we need more of it.”
“The alabet agencies are the insurrection. No one voted for them to interfere with our elections, and they certainly are not legally allowed to stifle our 1A rights thru proxy. 🤡”
“Accountability is not insurrection. If FED agencies are potentially violating law or the constitution, then they need to be investigated. We know how Democrats are about overregulation, big government, and of course their lavish spending sprees.”
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