McCarthy Names Republicans to COVID-19, Weaponization Subcommittees

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced Tuesday the names of the Republican House members who will serve on the select subcommittees for the origins of COVID-19 and the “weaponization of the federal government.”

In a letter to Republican colleagues, obtained by Reclaim the Net, McCarthy wrote: “Our new rules will facilitate increased oversight of the Executive branch and the establishment of a new Church-style Select Committee focused exclusively on exposing the weaponization of government against our citizenry, writ large.” 

In 1975, the Senate formed what is known as the “Church Committee” after the late Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho, who chaired the committee, which investigated multiple government agencies. The Church Committee’s investigation revealed programs led by intelligence agencies such as Operation MKUltra, Operation Mockingbird, and an anassassination program known as Family Jewels.

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