Republicans have big plans if they win back the House from Democrats in 2022, according to Business Insider. But the plans aren’t about policy or new ideas. Instead, it appears to be about retaliation and controversial Reps. Jim Jordan and Marjorie Taylor Greene would become more powerful. The stakes are high, and reclaiming the House is highly probable since Democrats control Congress, the Senate, and the White House. That’s usually how it plays out. According to the outlet, House Republicans are so confident that they’ll defeat Democrats that they’re already drafting their playbook for taking on the Biden administration once they’ve got more power again.
“Insider asked some of the very Republicans poised to take charge what they’d do if American voters decide to put them back in the majority in Congress,” Insider reports. “Their plans: theatrical oversight hearings, investigations into Hunter Biden’s art sales, and maybe even one or more Biden impeachments.”
“No government agency will want to receive a letter from us,” said Rep. James Comer, a Kentucky Republican who is now the top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee and is in position to become its next chairman if the GOP takes the majority.
“Everyone’s frustrated with the Biden administration,” Comer told the outlet in a recent interview. “What they see in Congress now is absolutely no oversight to the Biden administration. Like who was held accountable for Afghanistan? Who’s held accountable for the lack of border security? No one,” he added. “Someone needs to hold them accountable and provide oversight, and we’re going to do that.”
My irony meter is blaring. Republicans failed to hold former President Donald Trump accountable, and they simply shrugged after he incited the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.
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“We’ve got problems with just about every one of them with respect to oversight,” Comer said of Biden’s Cabinet Secretaries.
“Hunter Biden is at the top of the list,” Comer told Insider recently. “All I want to know is who bought that original art. And that’s not being nosy, that’s based upon a pattern of bad behavior for Hunter Biden.”
Again, though, Republicans failed to hold the twice-impeached one-term president accountable with his adult children in the administration.
“Rep. Jim Jordan — an Ohio Republican who’s a leader of the House’s most conservative GOP faction and is one of Trump’s staunchest defenders on Capitol Hill — stands to become the chairman of the powerful panel if his party takes the House,” the report continues.
“Lord willing, I think we’re going to take back the majority and I want to be the chair of the Judiciary Committee,” Jordan told Insider in an interview last month. Jordan wants to elevate Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, even though he’s the subject of a federal sex-trafficking investigation.
Also, predictably, Republicans may try to impeach President Biden. Controversial Rep. Marjory Taylor Greene filed articles of impeachment against the President the day after he was sworn in.
You can read the full report here.