President Joe Biden’s administration’s plan to obstruct the upcoming congressional investigations of the White House is not sitting well with many Republicans. Rep. James Comer (R-Ky,) who is set to become the new chairman of the House Oversight Committee, blasted the plan after the White House refused an oversight request.
“At every turn, the Biden White House seeks to obstruct congressional oversight and hide information from the American people,” Comer said in a statement reacting to the news.
Comer, alongside Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), had sent an oversight request to the White House, asking for information on the administration’s response to the border and fentanyl crisis, the Biden family’s influence peddling, botched Afghanistan withdrawal, energy crisis, and the COVID origins.
White House special counsel Richard Sauber turned down the lawmaker’s request because they were in the House minority when they made the request. Sauber claimed that Congress did not delegate such oversight authority to individual members of Congress.
Comer, however, accused the White House of seeking to obstruct congressional oversight and hide information from the American people. Commer added that Republicans will not be discouraged by the White House’s Obstruction plans and will continue to seek “answers, transparency, and accountability that the American people deserve.”
Jordan, who is set to be Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee when the new Congress begins on January 3, said his plans to hold the White House accountable will not change. Jordan revealed that he will use a “compulsory process, if necessary.”
“They can delay, but Republicans are committed to giving the American people accountability,” Jordan said in a Tweet.
Targeting parents. Afghanistan. Hunter Biden's business dealings.
The American people deserve answers, but the Biden admin is doubling down on playing political games to bury the truth.
They can delay, but Republicans are committed to giving the American people accountability. https://t.co/hVyvaJHw6Z
— Rep. Barry Moore (@RepBarryMoore) December 29, 2022
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who could become the next Speaker of the House, said the House GOP will get answers for the American people when the Republicans take control of Congress in January.
House Judiciary GOP criticized the White House for being afraid of “important congressional oversight.”