Republicans are planning on launching a slew of federal investigations into the Biden Administration — if they manage to flip either or both chambers of Congress this November — on topics ranging from the Southern Border crisis to rising energy costs and rapid inflation.
The Washington Examiner published a list of potential Reps who might lead such probes earlier this week, assuming Republicans remain on track to reclaim power based on recent polling, President Biden’s poor job performance, and other national political predictions.
The Judiciary Committee is reportedly setting its sights on an investigation into Dr. Anthony Fauci, who served as Biden’s chief medical adviser and was the Director of the National Insitute of Health (NIH).
His handling of the COVID-19 pandemic left him open to public criticism regarding his judgment on mask mandates, vaccine efficacy, and his attitude of generating a general fear amongst the public with continued television broadcasts.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said he would investigate Fauci if he ends up taking the reigns of the Judiciary Committee.
The Ohio Republican has been a critic of Fauci’s almost since the start of the outbreak and has shared that he wants to look into the “so-called lab leak theory, which posits that the pandemic began when a man-made strain of coronavirus escaped from a Chinese laboratory and began spreading among the community in Wuhan, China,” The Examiner added.
Fauci may also end up being called before House Oversight Republicans and Rep. James Comer (R-KY). He is currently the committee’s ranking member.
In addition, the Judiciary Committee may also be pushed by the public into investigating mass censorship and blatant bias against conservatives on Big Tech platforms — and within Silicon Valley as a whole.
It’s also difficult not to think of the many Hunter Biden-related scandals worth looking into, related to his drug use, business dealings, and private messages in which he may have been referring to criminal activity tied to his father.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), also a member of the Judiciary Committee, submitted material from a laptop belonging to Hunter into the congressional record — during a subcommittee hearing earlier this year, per the New York Post.
As far as the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio) is most likely to chair and will look to probe the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, which was disastrously chaotic and ultimately cleared the way for the Taliban and other extremist groups to reemerge after being driven back by the Trump administration.
The current ranking Republican member on the Energy and Commerce Committee is Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), who will no doubt subpoena officials from the Department of Energy and others who have had a hand in driving fuel prices through the roof, while also allowing part of America’s Strategic Oil Reserve to go to foreign nations — China included.
Something Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has already called for an investigation of, in an official letter to the DOE.
The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee is Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), who will likely be tasked with investigating America’s current role in Ukraine, as well as other Afghanistan-related issues,” The Examiner concluded.
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