Skip to content

House Republicans Prepare To Wield New Power To Investigate Biden – Live

For the Republicans, investigating Joe Biden is about keeping their promises. The party told their voters they’d hold his administration to account, and intend to use the House’s investigative abilities – which include subpoena power – to do so.

Such inquiries are one of Congress’s core functions, and also one of the things the Republicans can do alone, since any legislation they muscle through with their slim majority in the House can be ignored by the Democratic-controlled Senate.

The House is scheduled to take up legislative business today from 12pm eastern time, and by the afternoon will vote to set up two committees.

The first will be the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party. This is the more anodyne of the two, since many Democrats also have concerns about China’s policies towards the United States and its allies.

The second order of business will be creating the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, which Republican leadership has said will investigate how federal law enforcement, including the FBI and justice and homeland security departments, “obtain information from and provide information to the private sector, non-profit entities, or other government agencies to facilitate action against American citizens.” The subcommittee will reportedly be chaired by Jim Jordan, a well-known conservative and ally of Donald Trump.

Republican leadership summed up the subcommittee like this: “House Republicans will hold the Biden Administration accountable.” Needless to say, Democrats are not expected to vote for this one, but five members of the party could serve on it.

Featured News