This week, as members return to Washington after recess, the House GOP’s top priority will once again be bogus investigations of President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas – not addressing the important issues facing hard-working Americans across the country. Oversight Chairman James Comer has spent the past year investigating the President and his family, yet has not turned up a single shred of evidence of wrongdoing by President Biden whatsoever. MAGA House Republicans are clearly following Donald Trump’s direction with these inquiries, all to help him return to the White House in 2024, distract from Trump’s 91 criminal indictments and the millions he received from foreign entities while President, and deflect from their year of failures.
When you see James Comer in the halls this week, ask him these questions:
1) Over a year into your “impeachment investigation” into President Biden you still have not turned up a single shred of evidence of wrongdoing by the President. With all the real issues that Americans want Congress to focus on, why are House Republicans continuing to spend so much time trying to impeach President Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas?
Over a year ago, James Comer stood before the press and begged reporters to focus on Hunter Biden and his investigation into the President. Yet, after a yearlong investigation, Comer has not produced a single shred of evidence implicating President Biden in any wrongdoing whatsoever. After a disastrousfirst impeachment hearing back in September, where their own star witnessesconfirmed there was no evidence of wrongdoing by President Biden, Comer decided to move the investigation behind closed doors where he could cherry-pick evidence and suppress the truth.
As Congress returns for the new year, House Republicans are up to the same old pathetic political stunts. Not only are they continuing their bogus impeachment of President Biden but they are pushing ahead with trying to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. It’s time for Comer and his fellow MAGA House Republicans to give up these wild goose chases and focus on the issues affecting American families, like cost of living and access to health care.
2)When will you investigate the Trump family's corruption and influence peddling from their time in the White House?
A recent bombshell report from the Democrats on Comer’s House Oversight Committee revealed that Donald Trump received at least $7.8 million from foreign entities while he was serving in the White House, including $5.5 million from China.
At a press conference last year, Comer promised to investigate the Trump family’s influence peddling with respect to its business dealings with China while Trump was president. When asked, Comer said, “We’re going to look at everything when we get ready to introduce the legislation to ban influence peddling.” Yet, Republicans have not sent any letters, requested any information, or announced any hearings on potential investigations on this. They also have not introduced legislation to ban influence peddling.
3) What do you say to Americans who have questions about your own family business deals and possible influence peddling?
Bombshell reporting last month in a lengthy and detailed Associated Press investigation revealed that James Comer has repeatedly engaged in questionable dealings with shady characters and lawbreakers – worse than any of the false accusations he has made against President Biden. Shell companies. Shady business dealings with a donor. Problematic associates and former lawbreakers.
Previous reporting in November from the Daily Beast detailed Comer’s shady business deals with his brother, including land swaps and a payment of $200,000. The Comer family's speculation on farmland and agribusiness took place at the same time James Comer held powerful positions with oversight of farm issues in the state legislature, as well as Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner, and as a member of the House Agriculture Committee in Congress.
Provided by the Congressional Integrity Project, a 501(c)3 organization focused on calling out the spurious investigations by Congressional Republicans of President Biden and his family. Original document here.