After the Republicans took control of the House in the 2022 midterm election, party members informed the White House that they would be participating in various investigations.
According to Reuters, 19 Republican members of a House committee asked the White House's chief of staff and other officials on November 18 to provide them with information about the issues related to the FBI and Justice Department.
In a letter to White House official Ron Klain, Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio asked for details about the alleged misuse of federal resources by the Biden administration.
“We expect your unfettered cooperation in arranging for the Committee to receive testimony,” Jordan wrote to Klain.
In a statement, Kevin McCarthy, who is expected to become the next House speaker, said that the American people elected a new Republican majority due to the failure of the previous Democratic rule. He noted that the actions of the Biden administration have raised concerns about the transparency of the government. The Republican-controlled House Committee on Oversight and Investigations will also look into these issues.
Besides Klain, the committee also sent letters to other officials. These include Alejandro Mayorkas, the head of the Homeland Security Department, and FBI Director Christopher Wray.
The letters were sent to various officials asking them to provide the Committee with information about the issues related to the FBI and Justice Department. The committee noted that it would continue to seek their voluntary compliance with the requests for documents.
The committee noted that it had made numerous requests for documents and information about the actions and operations of the Biden administration over the past two years. To date, the officials have not responded to the requests. The committee may be forced to use a process known as compulsory process to obtain the documents it needs.
The committee's actions were not only political but also indicated that the House was not taking seriously its role as a governing body.
Aside from the investigations, the House leadership will also look into other issues such as the alleged misuse of resources by the Biden administration and the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. According to Steve Scalise, the incoming House Majority Leader, some of the issues that the Republicans will focus on during the next Congress include the Covid-19 scandal and the allegations against Hunter Biden.
According to Steve Scalise, the incoming House Majority Leader, some of the issues that the Republicans will focus on during the next Congress include the Covid-19 scandal and the allegations against Hunter Biden. He noted that the information regarding the former Vice President's private laptop has been verified. The Louisiana congressman also said that the committee headed by James Comer would look into the matter.
According to Steve Scalise, the incoming House Majority Leader, the Republicans will look into the matter of whether or not federal funds were used to support the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The committee will also look into the matter of whether or not the money was used by companies such as the EcoHealth Alliance to promote the Wuhan lab's gain-of-function research. According to Scalise, many scientists believe that COVID was first discovered in Wuhan.
As the incoming House Majority Leader, Scalise said that the Republicans would be conducting an aggressive investigation into the actions of Biden's government. He noted that there was an estimate that the US lost over $85 billion worth of military equipment in Afghanistan. The Louisiana congressman also said that the Republicans would not be able to verify the individuals who were in the room when the equipment was left behind.
Following the release of these letters, some of Biden's staff members might be forced to resign to save their jobs. Others might continue to stonewall. Regardless of one's political affiliation, the Republicans' assumption of control of the House will most likely result in a government that is still full of corruption and muckraking.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on The New American.