SSince taking over the House Oversight Committee In the spring of this year, Chairman James Comer (R-KY), has been a force to be reckoned with, launching a number investigations into the Biden government. Not all party members agree with the full-throttle strategy.
Comer opened many inquiries in his first two months of being chairman of the committee. Afghanistan Hunter Biden has withdrawn his laptop to Ukraine to receive military aid. Kentucky Republican spent no time in asking for documents and information from multiple government agencies. He also held hearings on a variety of topics.
However, the strategy has prompted some GOP aides to voice concerns that Comer may be overextending himself — and possibly inserting himself into other committees’ affairs.
The Oversight Committee wrote letters last month to several Biden administration officials asking for information about the U.S. withdrawal in August 2021. These requests raised eyebrows at the Foreign Affairs and Armed Services committees which are already investigating the withdrawal.
“I was a little surprised,” Michael McCaul, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee (R-TX), Submitted Punchbowl News. “But we’ve talked since then. We’re working it out.”
But, Democrats on the Foreign Affairs Committee claim that Comer’s efforts have merely been used to politicize the military operation and make it easier for them to campaign in the 2024 election cycle.
“Given what happened with Benghazi, it seems almost guaranteed the Republicans are going to [go at this in the] most crass, partisan way,” Rep. Adam Smith
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