GOP House lawmaker vows investigations of Hunter Biden, Anthony Fauci

U.S. Rep. James Comer (R-KY) just assured Americans that numerous House investigations are forthcoming, including of Hunter Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and more. 

Comer provided that assurance during an appearance Friday on the Fox News Channel’s Jesse Waters Primetime. 

There, Pete Hegseth, who was guest-hosting, asked Comer for a list of the “top three” investigations that the House Oversight Committee would be looking to pursue under Republican leadership.

Comer’s top three

Comer started his list with Hunter Biden.

“Obviously, Biden family influence-peddling because we believe this is a national security risk,” Comer said. “We believe a lot of the bad decisions Joe Biden has made is because he’s compromised because of Hunter and his brother’s shady business dealings.”

Then, Comer turned to the coronavirus pandemic and to the roles that Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Francis Collins played in it.

“We also want to get to the bottom of the origination of Covid-19,” Comer said. “We believe that Dr. Fauci and Dr. Collins took steps to hinder investigations early on. We don’t think they’ve been honest about spending a lot of tax dollars, especially when they went to the Wuhan lab.”

Comer then gave the final spot to the “debacle” at the southern border, revealing, “we already have whistleblowers that have come forward from Border Patrol that have told us specific conversations they’ve had with [Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro] Mayorkas, where he is specifically telling them to stand down.”

Putting the car before the horse?

Comer’s comments here are in line with the comments that House Republicans have been making for months now, promising various investigations should they retake the House in the midterm elections.

Comer was specifically asked this question because if the Republicans secure the majority in the House, he is set to become the chair of the House Oversight Committee.

The thing is, though, that the Republicans, at the time of this writing, still have yet to be declared the winners of the House. With 23 House races still up for grabs, they remain seven seats away from taking the majority. And the fact of the matter is that many races seem to be breaking in favor of the Democrats.

This makes talk of what Republicans will do with a House majority come off as premature.