During a recent appearance on NBC’s Meet The Press, Kentucky Rep. James Comer (R), who will likely lead the House Oversight Committee next year, said that Republicans have “40 or 50 things” they will be investigating.
From The Hill:
Comer, who will likely chair the panel when Republicans assume the majority, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd that Republicans “have the capacity” for a slew of investigations.
“We’ll have 25 members on the committee, and we’re going to have a staff close to 70,” Comer said. “So we have the ability to investigate a lot of things.”
Republicans captured control of the House in the midterm elections and will hold a slim majority in the chamber in January.
The GOP has long promised to investigate an array of divisive issues, including the Biden administration’s handling of the U.S.-Mexico border and the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan last year.
Comer on Sunday said Democrats who are currently leading the House Oversight Committee have investigated several issues the panel “has absolutely nothing to do with” instead of looking into the Biden administration.
“Over the past two years the Democrats on the House Oversight Committee haven’t investigated anything in this administration,” he told NBC.
Comer also joined Fox News’ The Next Revolution to weigh in on what types of investigations a GOP-controlled House will prioritize.
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