House Republicans have started their first set of hearings into the Biden administration, with many more planned for the future. Moreover, there are two key figures leading the investigations: Jim Jordan of Ohio who is leading the judiciary panel, and James Comer of Kentucky who is leading the House Oversight Committee. The two have been meeting regularly, with a lot of overlap between the two investigations.
Rep. Jim Jordan heading investigations into Biden Administration
Judiciary is focusing on the southern border, with oversight set to investigate the same area next week. This week, oversight was focused on pandemic spending and brought in government officials to speak on the subject. Republicans hope these investigations will become a powerful political weapon against the President.
Jim Comer is launching an investigation into what he calls influence peddling by President Biden’s family – his brother and son, Hunter Biden. He has been very clear that the investigation is of President Biden, not Hunter, and that it’s about influence peddling. He will also be bringing in officials from Twitter to speak about any role they may have had in discussing with government officials the potential wrongdoing of President Biden’s son.
These hearings could hurt Republicans in 2024
However, with the wide range of issues being investigated, Republicans face the challenge of presenting the investigations in a way that is coherent and understandable to voters. Moreover, the hearings have been lengthy, with a range of topics from policymaking to family business. The tone has been chaotic, with different members asking questions and changing the subject. It may be a difficult argument for Republicans to make with such a complex and exhaustive list of topics.
In conclusion, House Republicans have begun their investigations into the Biden administration, with the hopes of using it as a political weapon against the President. However, with a wide range of topics being investigated, Republicans face the challenge of presenting their investigations in a clear and coherent manner.