EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Elise Stefanik says the work of Republicans on the new House Subcommittee on Weaponization will help root out “abuse and weaponization” of President Joe Biden’s federal agencies because the government “has a responsibility to serve the American people — not go after them.”
A resolution creating the “weaponization” subcommittee passed the House earlier this month and will be led by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who will also chair the full Judiciary Committee. The subcommittee will consist of 15 members — nine Republicans and six Democrats. It remains unclear which Democrats will be appointed to the panel.
Stefanik, R-N.Y., the House Republican Conference chair, was appointed to the panel by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Tuesday evening.
Other Republican members who will serve on the “weaponization” subcommittee include: Reps. Darrell Issa, Calif., Thomas Massie, Ky., Chris Stewart, Utah, Mike Johnson, La., Chip Roy, Texas, Kelly Armstrong, N.D., Greg Steube, Fla., Dan Bishop, N.C., Kat Cammack, Fla., and Harriet Hageman, Wyo.
During an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital after her appointment to the new subcommittee, Stefanik said she has conducted “robust” oversight work throughout her time in Congress and looks forward to working with her colleagues to “build upon that.”
“You’ve had single-party Democrat rule and virtually no oversight of these federal agencies that have been weaponized in targeting everyday Americans — not just prominent figures in the Republican Party like Donald Trump but everyday Americans,” Stefanik told Fox News Digital. “The government has a responsibility to serve the American people — not go after them.”
She added, “These agencies deserve this type of oversight and scrutiny.”
Stefanik touted Jordan, with whom she said she has a “long working relationship.”
“This is going to be some of the most important work that House Republicans focus on in the majority,” Stefanik said.
Reflecting on her past oversight work, Stefanik recalled her line of questioning during a House Intelligence Committee hearing that “led…