As a new Republican majority gets set to enter the U.S. House of Representatives next year, party leadership and incoming committee chairs are already busy at work preparing a full schedule for the next two years. Despite Republicans not having won the Senate, and with it the ability to stop the far left Biden agenda, the House GOP conference will be able to wield the committee gavel to launch a slew of investigations into the Biden White House and federal agencies. In fact, incoming Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight & Reform Rep. James Comer (R-KY), said that his committee, which has nearly unlimited jurisdiction over federal agencies, plans to look into “40 or 50 different things” when Republicans take control of the House next year. So what are they? Here are the top five investigations that House Republicans plan to launch on the Biden administration.
Joe Biden and the Biden Crime Family
A few days after Republicans officially won control of the House, Comer and incoming House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), held a press conference on Capitol Hill where they announced their intention to investigate Hunter Biden’s shady foreign business deals and the degree to which his dad, now President Joe Biden, was involved. “We’re not trying to prove Hunter Biden is a bad actor—he is,” said Comer. “Our investigation is of Joe Biden.” Comer and his Republican colleagues on the Oversight Committee also announced the release of an interim report that states “A review of Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, as well as information from whistleblowers, reveals a decade-long pattern of influence peddling, national security risks, and political cover-ups. Biden family members used their connections with Joe Biden to enrich themselves through the expectation of access to Joe Biden and promises about what a future Biden Administration might do for them. There are numerous unanswered questions raised by these suspicious activities that warrant further investigation.”
COVID-19: Origin, Lockdowns, and Trillions of Dollars
There are several aspects surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic that Republicans will try to get to the bottom of, such as the origin of the virus, state government mandated lockdowns, and an accounting of the trillions of dollars of taxpayer funds that went out through the Paycheck Protection Program, unemployment insurance fraud and other means. In addition, the Oversight committee plans to look into the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Dr. Fauci’s role in the pandemic response. “One of the things Republicans campaigned on was holding this administration accountable. I’m doing my role,” Comer told Punchbowl News. We’re in charge of investigations: Waste, fraud and abuse. That’s our job.
Immigration Crisis at the U.S.-Mexico Border
A top priority for the House Republican conference will be to find out what the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is doing along America’s southern border. Since Joe Biden was sworn in as President, over four million people have been apprehended according to data released by the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), about 2 million per year. And that’s only the ones we’ve caught. Biden’s border crisis will be in the spotlight for the House Oversight Committee and the House Homeland Security Committee which specifically has jurisdiction. In fact, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the House GOP leader and likely next Speaker of the House, traveled to El Paso, TX after the election where he called on DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign or potentially face impeachment, a bold a telling statement of just how serious Republican leadership plans to focus the conference on this issue next year.
Politicization of the Department of Justice
It is no secret how incoming Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) feels about President Joe Biden and the far left liberal establishment. Days before the midterm election, Jordan and Judiciary Committee Republicans released a report on politicization and anti-conservative bias in the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ) more broadly. This report offers important clues into a slew of alleged corruption practices that the committee will focus on next year, from raiding a former president’s home to the IRS targeting conservative charities. “The Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the stewardship of Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland, is broken,” Jordan tweeted in early November.
President Joe Biden’s hasty, foolish, and deadly decision to retreat from Afghanistan and turn the country over to the Taliban in a matter of days will be a priority focus of incoming House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX). America’s victory in Afghanistan was sealed over a decade ago, so why did Biden make the decision to withdraw despite the reported advice against it from military generals? How many billions of dollars of military equipment was given to the Taliban and what kind of weapons systems? Will sensitive American military technology fall into the wrong hands? How many Americans and others were stranded? There are so many questions that haven’t been answered, mostly because Biden’s Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has refused numerous invitations to testify before Congress. Even Senate Democrats were stunned at the Biden administration’s obstruction of Congress over one of the most pivotal moments in 21st century history.
No doubt, House Republicans will have their hands full and there are so many areas where Joe Biden, his family, his administration, and his poor judgment have cost America. Americans voted in a Republican majority because we want a check on the Biden White House. When it comes to the Bidens, we have a lot more questions than answers and it’s up to House Republicans to get to the truth.
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