House Republicans have come out all guns blazing once it became clear that they will be taking control of the US House of Representatives come January. In a press meet, Rep. James Comer of Kentucky said that Joe Biden’s involvement in his son Hunter’s business dealings will be investigated by the 118th Congress.
Comer’s exact comments were, “In the 118th Congress, this committee will evaluate the status of Joe Biden’s relationship with his family’s foreign partners and whether he is a President who is compromised or swayed by foreign dollars and influence”.
He further clarified, “I want to be clear: This is an investigation of Joe Biden, and that’s where the committee will focus in this next Congress.”
Come next year, Republicans have made clear, the Democratic-led Jan. 6 investigative committee will be no more. Instead, public probes into the president’s son, Hunter Biden, will begin. And GOP priorities including border security, parents’ rights and major IRS cuts will be on fast tracks to the House floor.
It’s a familiar whiplash, reminiscent of what took place after midterm contests in 2010 and 2018 that also ended one-party control of Washington — the first time to the Republicans’ benefit, the second to the Democrats’. This time, however, the Republicans’ weaker-than-expected showing in last week’s election will complicate plans to aggressively take Biden on with actual legislation.
Regarding the investigations, Comer said, “We would love to talk to people in the Biden family, specifically Hunter and Joe Biden.”
The White House has lashed out at these comments by the House GOP members. White House Counsel’s office spokesperson, Ian Sams, said to CNN, “Instead of working with President Biden to address issues important to the American people, like lower costs, congressional Republicans’ top priority is to go after President Biden with politically motivated attacks chock full of long-debunked conspiracy theories”.