Jeffries taps Dems involved in Trump impeachment to serve on GOP-led 'weaponization' panel

 February 6, 2023

Voters are in shock as one congressional leader assembles an impeachment army of Democrat members who crusaded against former President Donald Trump to serve on a key House committee.

"House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries has tapped one of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment managers, among other officials, to join the new sweeping investigative panel led by the GOP," reports Fox News.

"Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., vowed this week that Republicans on that panel — the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government — will leave 'no stone unturned' in conducting oversight on the Justice Department and the FBI, stressing the GOP now has 'subpoena power,'" reports Fox News.

Jeffries picked Del. Stacey Plaskett, a Democrat representing the Virgin Islands, as the party’s top panel official.

"Plaskett was the first nonvoting delegate to the House of Representatives to serve as an impeachment manager," Fox News noted.

"Plaskett spoke on the Senate floor during the second impeachment trial against Trump, presenting the Democrats' argument that he played a role in organizing and ordering the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol when Congress was certifying Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election," reported Fox.

"Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., who is now the highest-ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, was once Plaskett’s law professor at American University," Fox News reported.

"Jeffries chose three members of the Oversight Committee for the 'weaponization' panel. They are Reps. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass.; Gerry Connolly, D-Va.; and Dan Goldman, D-N.Y. Goldman, a first-year congressman, served as counsel for House Democrats during Trump’s first impeachment trial," according to Fox News.

Source: Fox News