While the midterm elections were far from the “Red Wave” success that the Republican Party was hoping for, the GOP did officially manage to reclaim the US House of Representatives, albeit by a razor-thin margin, and it seems they’re already starting to plot their corruption as soon as they take power — including their goal of dismantling the January 6th House Select Committee as soon as they can humanly manage.
But POLITICO is now out with reporting on the heels of the GOP’s small win, indicating that Democratic strategists in the House are already constructing their plan to combat the rampant Republican corruption as the party of Donald Trump reclaims power.
According to the report, Democratic strategists within the House are now launching a “war room” with the purpose of investigating House Republicans if (or more like when) they abuse their oversight powers amid the impending Republican majority in the House.
Heidi Przybyla and Jordain Carney with POLITICO report, “The newly relaunched Congressional Integrity Project initiative, details of which were shared first with POLITICO, will include rapid response teams, investigative researchers, pollsters and eventually a paid media campaign to put congressional Republicans ‘squarely on the defense,’ founder Kyle Herrig said in an interview. It’s designed to serve as the party’s ‘leading war room’ to push back on House Republican investigations, Herrig said in an interview.”
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The report notes that longtime Democratic strategist Brad Woodhouse will also be involved in the “war room” efforts and launch.
The publication goes on to report that Herrig vowed the campaign will “investigate the investigators, expose their political motivations and the monied special interests supporting their work, and hold them accountable for ignoring the urgent priorities of all Americans in order to smear Joe Biden and do the political bidding of Trump and MAGA Republicans.”
This “war room” announcement comes hot on the heels of disturbing statements and assertions from the likes of Jim Jordan and other notable Trump Republicans who are now openly vowing to launch an onslaught of unhinged investigations against everything they disagree with, ranging from the Department of Justice and FBI, to outgoing National Institutes of Health official Dr. Anthony Fauci, to the literal Biden Administration as a whole.
“In addition to Herrig and Woodhouse, the project’s leadership team will include Leslie Dach, a well-known Democratic communications specialist who has led progressive organizations for decades, served in the Obama administration, and advised the Biden administration’s pandemic response,” POLITICO reports. “In a sign of the important role the initiative will play over the next two years — and its proximity to the White House — other senior advisers include Jeff Peck, a former Biden aide during the president’s time in the Senate who served as treasurer and vice chair of the Biden Foundation as well as a senior adviser to the Biden-Harris transition.”
Read the full report from POLITICO here.
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