In a chilling conclusion to the Weaponization subcommittee hearing on Thursday, whistleblower Garret O’Boyle delivered a powerful statement that left attendees and observers in awe.
O’Boyle’s words highlighted the extent of corruption, weaponization, and misconduct that persists within the American government. His chilling assertion that the FBI and the government would stop at nothing to suppress truth-tellers sent shockwaves through the room.
During the hearing, O’Boyle provided damning evidence of corruption within the system, shedding light on the dark underbelly of power. He fearlessly spoke out against the misconduct that plagues our society and warned others of the dire consequences they could face for exposing the truth.
“Corruption, weaponization, any kind of misconduct that exists with the American people. It doesn’t solve it. But the FBI will crush you.” The chilling statement served as a wake-up call to those who believe they can challenge the status quo without consequence. O’Boyle’s first-hand experience shows the dangers faced by those who dare to question authority.
He added, “This government will crush you and your family if you try to expose the truth about things that they are doing that are wrong. We are all examples of that.” These haunting words highlight the extent to which the government can go to silence dissent and conceal its misdeeds.
“I can’t think of a more sobering way to end a hearing,” committee member Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) said.
During the entirety of the hearing, O’Boyle detailed the extreme lengths he went to protect his livelihood after being suspended from duty just one day after relocating across the country at the agency’s request, which left his family homeless and forced to “beg.”
Special Agent Garret O’Boyle told lawmakers, “I am sad, I am disappointed, and I am angry” about the “weaponization” of the Bureau and Department of Justice against political enemies of President Joe Biden. O’Boyle described in heartbreaking detail the suffering of his family during his unpaid suspension:
“My oath did not require me sacrificing the hopes, dreams, and livelihoods of my family. My strong, beautiful, and courageous wife and our four sweet and beautiful daughters have endured this process along with me. In weaponized orders, the FBI allowed me to accept a new position halfway across the country. They allowed us to sell my family’s home. They ordered me to report to the new unit when our youngest daughter was two weeks old. Then, on my first day on the new assignment, they suspended me, rendering my family homeless. They refused to release our goods, including our clothes, for weeks,” O’Boyle testified.
Since taking control of Congress, Republicans have launched investigations into the FBI and its handling of the January 6, 2021 riots at the Capitol as well as probes of pro-life activists and others opposed to the Biden administration. Other agents, speaking at Thursday’s hearing, testified how coming forward as whistleblowers has put their careers in jeopardy.
Separately, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Thursday announced the filing of articles of impeachment against President Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and FBI Director Christopher Wray for the “weaponization” of federal law enforcement agencies or the dereliction of duty. Green cited the example of U.S. Attorney Michael Graves, who oversees the District of Columbia, who has allowed “67 percent of arrests to go unprosecuted,” many of which involve violent crimes.
A coalition of former FBI agents, all with over 20 years of experience at the Bureau, have released an open letter calling for reforms at the agency to stem the politicization they allege began under former FBI Director James Comey with his investigation of then-President Donald Trump.