House Republicans Hit Ground Running After Majority Win
(UnitedVoice.com) – House Republicans aren’t wasting any time setting their agenda for the upcoming 118th Congress. While the GOP’s base platform will likely consist of legislating conservative values, its investigative arms on both the Oversight and Judiciary Committees already have their missions set.
On November 18, the House Judiciary GOP’s Twitter account posted a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asking for his cooperation with upcoming investigations into the border crisis. While the secretary claims the border is secure, Republicans disagree, and when Congress convenes next January, the GOP majority will get answers.
#BREAKING: Judiciary Republicans name potential witnesses from the Department of Homeland Security to take part in transcribed interviews and hearings early in the 118th Congress. pic.twitter.com/Aw4aObOpZA
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) November 18, 2022
Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH), who will chair the committee in its next session, signed the letter that requests “unfettered cooperation” and testimony from nearly a dozen DHS officials.
The House Oversight Committee will take up the issue of the Biden family’s business dealings and pay-to-play-style campaign promises. At the top of the list is President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and the controversy surrounding his deals, going back to when his father was vice president. Republicans believe much of the information the public deserves is on the infamous abandoned laptop.
The laptop’s handling is another issue high on the investigative list. The misinformation campaign about the story being a hoax spread far and wide, and officials in the know had the truth: the device is real, and the hard drive likely contains evidence.
It seems apparent that Republicans want one thing more than anything else for the president, his family, and his administration: Accountability.
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