Members of the House of Representatives, who are increasingly confident of taking back the majority next year, say they will launch a tough surveillance inquiry into Biden’s administration and hold accountable to democratic lawmakers who abused the majority against GOP members.
Republicans told The Washington Times they would launch a series of committee inquiries, including coordination with the Department of Justice with the White House to investigate the protesting parents on their school board, the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, and issues related to Hunter Biden.
Ohio representative Jim Jordan, a member of the House of Commons Justice Committee, made a list of things he would like to hit if Republicans got the gavel after next year’s election.
“The tax returns of thousands of Americans were made public. We better figure out how it happened, “he said, referring to the disclosure of tax information for America’s richest people, which was somehow obtained by the nonprofit investigative journalism agency ProPublica.
He also had Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s senior medical advisor.
“DR. Fauci misled the country for more than a year and a half. We need to find out how it happened and what happened to the virus,” he said.
Republicans on the Supervisory Committee also want to investigate issues regarding the first son Hunter Biden’s artwork, which has been sold at a six-figure price to unknown buyers.
Rep. Darrell Issa, who chaired the oversight committee when the GOP last had a majority, said a new Republican majority should investigate the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and the policies and behavior that have oppressed Americans on the front lines.
“It’s always related to everything that stifles American freedom, which should be looked at first. Whenever Americans die or are injured because of politics or action, we should look into it. And they should be given priority, “said Mr. Issa, a California Republican.
Mr Issa said the Obama-era investigations he launched into the deadly Benghazi attack, the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal and the tax administration against the Conservatives all dealt with either the loss of life or the oppression of U.S. citizens.
“After the terrible situation and devastation in Afghanistan last summer, Democrats are concentrating on Jan. 6 to rule out other loss of life and damage,” he said. “It’s clear they’re not looking at American oppression, both under the guise of COVID and in other ways.”
Arizona spokesman Andy Biggs, another Republican on the Oversight and Judiciary Committee, wants to turn the tables on Democrat lawmakers who scrutinized GOP members and investigated, among other things, Democrat support for racial riots that ignited fires and plundered cities around the world. in the country in the summer of 2020.
Mr Biggs is currently the target of the House Democrats as they claim to be linked to the January 6 riots.
“I think we need to look at many places. I think a lot about the political unrest last summer and the encouragement and support from members of Congress that the unrest has given,” he said. “I’m not ready to name anyone right now. I think there will be investigations going on.”
The outrage of Republicans is deep about the treatment they say during the enduring President Nancy Pelos and her leadership team, as Democrats won a majority in 2018. The Times asked Ms Pelos if she was worried about launching a Republican majority in Biden’s administration inquiries. The speaker did not comment.
The most prominent example cited by GOP lawmakers came in February, when Democrats removed Republican member Marjorie Taylor Greene from Georgia from all her committees because of her offensive social media messages to Democrats. The messages were made before he joined Congress.
It was the first time in the history of Congress that a majority party had stripped committees of its responsibilities from a minority party legislature.
Democrat leaders are now considering removing committee responsibilities from another Republican legislator, Arizona MP Paul Gosar, as he released an anime video in which a giant with the face of New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez died at the incident. sword fighting.
For the time being, the motion of censure is pending.
“It’s interesting that President Pelosi has created many precedents that I never thought would set in this House. They kicked off their Marjorie committees. It was a terrible decision, and unfortunately that precedent has now been made,” said Rodney Davis, an Illinois Republican.
“And then they kicked Jim Jordan and Jim Banks away [Jan. 6] Elected committee when they knew there was a very balanced group in the Republican elected committee, but they didn’t want that balanced vote, ”he continued. “We see it playing with the scam circus that the January 6 special committee has become.”
When Davis was asked if a Republican was thinking of proposing to remove a Democrat from his committee if they take the majority, he said Democrats laid the groundwork for this type of action.
– I bet some suggestions will come when the majority happened to do so. Does that happen, who knows? But, that’s unfortunate. It is unfortunate that President Pelosi and the majority Democrats have decided to set precedents that will be reflected in the fabrics of this House for decades to come.
Instead of worrying about the repayment of the GOP’s majority, Democrats in the House of Representatives are focusing on passing a multi-trillion-dollar social and climate law that is on most of Mr Biden’s agenda. Democrats hope the adoption of a massive package will strengthen the base and help them retain a majority in the House of Representatives in the 2022 election.
Representative Pramila Jayapal, chairman of the Democratic and Progressive Party Conference in Washington, said a Republican majority targeting the Democrats would be nothing new. He said it happened when Republicans had a majority under Obama and Trump.
“We’ve been through it for four years. We know exactly what it looks like,” he said in an interview. “And it was very, very painful and destructive to our democracy. And that’s why we have to hold on to our majority.”