GOP Leaders Want to Move FBI Headquarters to Alabama 

The FBI’s current headquarters in Washington D.C., named after J. Edgar Hoover.

By Steve Neavling

Republican leaders are now trying to move the FBI headquarters to Huntsville, Ala., as part of their effort to punish the bureau since agents raided former President Trump’s residence in Florida. 

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, wants to remove funding for the bureau’s new headquarters unless it moves 700 miles away to Huntsville, The Wall Street Journal reports

Jordan envisions basing the bureau at Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal, a U.S. Army post where the FBI has a campus with more than 1,000 employees. 

He plans to submit his plan Tuesday. 

Jordan’s long-shot proposal comes as the bureau gets closer to moving to a new home in Virginia or Maryland. 

The current headquarters, a brutalist, concrete building just blocks from the White House, is too cramped and out-of-date for it roughly 5,500 employees. 

Responding to Jordan’s proposal, the FBI said any cuts would be “detrimental to the support the FBI provides to the American people” and that there are “numerous operational reasons” to keep the headquarters near Washington D.C. 

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