A couple of days ago, I mentioned that I expected trump would be demanding searches at Pres. Biden’s home over news that documents had been found in a locked closet in an office he used from 2017-2019, and according to The Hill, he’s fired his first salvo:
Trump himself sounded a similar theme on social media.
“When is the FBI going to raid the many homes of Joe Biden, perhaps even the White House?,” he asked on Truth Social.
In the same article, The Hill also notes that the House of Representatives has formed an investigatory committee on the “Weaponization of the FBI” and predict that it will be used to investigate the Biden document situation as well.
The panel, which is in essence looking into what Trump calls “the Deep State” and what his critics say is a conspiratorial fiction, was created on a straight party-line vote. The panel is sure to probe deeper into the Biden documents.
This, of course, is all part of the House of Representatives primary mission this term: Revenge. In addition to this investigation, we can expect investigations into Hunter Biden’s laptop computer – the alleged contents of which are highly questionable. We can also expect more things like the move Speaker Kevin McCarthy made today in which he removed three Democrats from their committee assignments in retaliation for the Democrats removing Margerie Taylor Green and Paul Gossar from their committee assignments during the last term.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy confirmed late Monday that he will make good on his pre-midterm pledge to remove three high-profile Democrats — Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and Ilhan Omar — from their House committees.
McCarthy (R-Calif.) told the Associated Press that he would move to strip the trio of their assignments, following through on a vow of payback for Democrats ousting Reps. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) from their panels during the last Congress.
Schiff and Swalwell, both from California, would be removed from the House Intelligence Committee while Minnesota’s Omar would be kicked off the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
It would be nice to think the House would want to try to get some actual work done during their term, but it seems to be too much to ask for. From a vote to eliminate the income tax (among other taxes) to voting on two measures to (further) restrict abortion rights – none of which have any chance of passing – it appears the Republicans are ready to put on a show for their base, but not accomplish anything.