Biden Family Corruption, COVID Origins, Weaponized Government, And Border Crisis:• https://www.zerohedge.com, by Tyler Durden
Newly empowered House Republicans are kicking off their long-planned investigations into a wide variety of issues, beginning with hearings on the US-Mexico border crisis, the origins of Covid-19, and pandemic relief programs.
The House Judiciary Committee's first meeting of the new Congress, led by Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), will be "The Biden Border Crisis: Part I."
Then, the House Energy and Commerce investigations subcommittee will hold a hearing titled: "Challenges and Opportunities to Investigating the Origins of Pandemics and Other Biological Events," as part of its probe into the origins of Covid-19.
Meanwhile, the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, led by James Comer (R-KY) will kick off a hearing on waste, fraud and abuse related to federal pandemic spending, The Hill reports.
"I don't think history will be kind to the PPP loan program," said Comer during a Monday appearance at a National Press Club event, referring to the program that provided businesses with forgivable loans. "I think it'll be eventually viewed in the same manner that the big bank bailouts were when people find out where a lot of that money was going."
Republicans had been plotting extensive investigations into the Biden administration for more than a year before the midterm elections. Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), in preparation for taking the House majority, organized GOP members into "task forces" to come up with oversight and legislative priorities. Republican members of committees started investigations last year when they were in the minority.