McCarthy names GOP members to new select subcommittees on COVID origins, weaponization of gov't

McCarthy: "Unfortunately, throughout Democrats' one-party rule in Washington, we saw a dangerous pattern of the government being used to target political opponents while they neglected their most basic responsibilities."
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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Jan. 12, 2023
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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced the names of members that will serve on new select subcommittees related to the "weaponization of the federal government" as well as the coronavirus pandemic.
 
"The government has a responsibility to serve the American people, not go after them. Unfortunately, throughout Democrats' one-party rule in Washington, we saw a dangerous pattern of the government being used to target political opponents while they neglected their most basic responsibilities," McCarthy said in a statement released on Tuesday evening.

"Republicans' governing agenda will be based on transparency, accountability, and solutions. The members selected to serve on these subcommittees will work to stop the weaponization of the federal government and will also finally get answers to the Covid origins and the federal government's gain of function research that contributed to the pandemic,” he added.

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio will serve as the chair of the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. It's GOP members include:

Rep. Darrell Issa of California 
Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky
Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah
Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, GOP conference chairwoman
Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana  
Rep. Chip Roy of Texas
Rep. Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota
Rep. Greg Steube of Florida
Rep. Dan Bishop of North Carolina
Rep. Kat Cammack of Florida 
Rep. Harriet Hageman of Wyoming 

Rep. Brad Wenstrup of Ohio will serve as chairman of the new Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. The subcommittee's members include:

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis of New York
Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa 
Rep. Debbie Lesko of Arizona 
Rep. Michael Cloud of Texas
Rep. John Joyce of Pennsylvania 
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia 
Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas 
Rep. Rich McCormick of Georgia