GOP House Subpanel to Probe Treatment of Jan 6 Defendants

The Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH), announced that a new subcommittee will investigate reports of “disparate treatment” of defendants charged in the January 6th Capitol unrest.

Rep. Jordan stated that several potential whistleblowers have approached GOP legislators with allegations of “disparate treatment,” adding that it “can be an ordeal” getting them to testify but that the subcommittee will “certainly look at that.”

The Ohio congressman also noted that there is a difference in the way protesters who “attack over 100 churches and crisis pregnancy centers” are treated compared to those who protest outside abortion clinics.

“So that is certainly a theme that we think is important to explore in the work of the subcommittee and frankly, the full committee,” he said.

Jordan previously told Fox News Sunday that “we have a duty to get into these agencies and look at how they have been weaponized to go against the very people they’re supposed to represent, how they have infringed on First Amendment liberties of the American people. And we’re going to do that.”

“We’re going to do it in a way that’s consistent with the Constitution. But we’re going to do it vigorously. We’re going to do it aggressively. Because that’s our job,” he continued.

This new subcommittee is part of an effort by House Republicans to investigate the “weaponization of the federal government” with a focus on law enforcement agencies.