Moore: 'We need to pull the plug' because FBI, DOJ think they know better than voters

By Jen Krausz on
 January 4, 2023

Rep. Barry Moore (R-AL) told Newsmax on Monday that the FBI and DOJ were arrogant in that they think they know better than voters and suggested a major cleanup of the agencies.

Moore stated:

When is it — since when do we have a government agency that’s 100 years old now that thinks they know better than…the American people what our leader and who our president should be than the American people themselves? The arrogance coming out of the Department of Justice, the FBI, those agencies, that’s one of the things we’ve got to hold people accountable for in those agencies. When we talk about draining the swamp, Chris, that’s where we need to pull the plug and start looking.

He commented that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had left the GOP with less power to drain the swamp by signing the omnibus spending bill, which means Republicans won't have any budgetary leverage until at least September 2023.

He added:

With the purse strings and with oversight, [those are] the two areas we can start working. That’s why I said it’s very unfortunate that McConnell left us in this position going forward for the next few months where we don’t actually have control of the budget, where we can cut the budget of those agencies that are out of control and give the voice, again, back to the taxpayer and to the American people.

While many Republicans seem to have lofty goals and ambitions for their new majority, it may not be as easy as they think to actually accomplish anything.

After all, it has been two days and they haven't even managed to elect a speaker yet, after at least six ballots.