Rep. Matt Gaetz

Rep. Matt Gaetz Leads 6 Lawmakers In Intro Of “FBI Washington Field Office House Arrest Act”

Rep. Matt Gaetz
Rep. Matt Gaetz (Source: TFP File Photo)

In response to new information surfacing about “malfeasance” at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Washington Field Office, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01), member of the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, today will introduce the “FBI Washington Field Office House Arrest Act.”

The legislation calls for the U.S. House of Representatives to halt all spending allocated towards the FBI’s new, suburban headquarters outside the District of Columbia.

In December 2022’s Omnibus Bill and under former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s direction, the House of Representatives voted to allocate $375 million for a new FBI headquarters in the Greater Washington, D.C., area.

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“There are still good men and women in the FBI whose task and purpose are to defend our country, but the FBI’s weaponized Washington Field Office is rotten to the core,” said Gaetz. “Through our investigations in the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, we have uncovered extremely disturbing testimony from FBI whistleblowers that the Washington Field Office is targeting Americans who oppose their corrupt political agenda.”

“The cancer at the Washington Field Office has metastasized so large that the entire body is in critical condition. Gifting the FBI a new headquarters larger than the Pentagon would condone, reinforce, and enable their nefarious behavior to levels we have never seen before,” said Gaetz.

The “FBI Washington Field Office House Arrest Act” will be co-sponsored by Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Rep. Dan Bishop (NC-08), Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-09), Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14), and Rep. Harriet Hageman (WY-At Large).

As The Free Press reported on Monday, Biden’s newly unveiled budget includes funding totaling $233 million a year for the next 15 years for a new FBI headquarters.

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When combined with $645 million already allotted for the project, the FBI’s new HQ will cost taxpayers more than $4 billion.

The site is supposed to accommodate 7,500 employees. Politicians from Maryland and Virginia are lobbying the General Services Administration to put the facility in their state.

Biden’s plan arrived in Congress as Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Matt Gaetz of Florida have called attention to how the FBI has been weaponized against conservative Americans.

Gaetz panned Biden’s plan in a message to his constituents on Sunday.

“Under Joe Biden, the American dream has turned into an American nightmare. The top items on Biden’s shopping list include funding countries entrenched in conflict and weaponizing federal agencies, while the interests of the American people are ignored,” Gaetz wrote in an email to his followers.

“It is a slap to the American taxpayer’s face when politicians authorize the construction of a new FBI headquarters, which just so happens to be larger than the Pentagon. One can only speculate about how much power Democrats will gain by choosing to construct a palace for a rogue government agency. Why is it acceptable for the Biden administration to purchase the FBI a huge new headquarters if it is unlawful for them to bribe FBI agents?”

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“After being tasked with the responsibility of conducting transcribed interviews of FBI whistleblowers, it would be an understatement to say the Deep State is alive and well,” Gaetz continued.

“I’ve heard numerous witness testimonies concerning individuals the Biden Justice Department has targeted and smeared. Sadly, Democrats have now decided to double down, targeting those whom have testified against the Deep State’s shady investigative methods and weaponized FBI.”

The publication Government Executive recently noted that the federal government has been planning for a new FBI headquarters since at least 2011.

But Trump killed the project in July 2017, according to Government Executive, citing “escalating costs and financial constraints.” At the time, Congress was only willing to fund about 60% of the estimated $1.4 billion cost.

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But showing his propensity to overspend on everything, Biden has not roughly tripled the original price tag.

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