House Republicans make Hunter Biden midterm election promise

The Washington Post reports that House Republicans are getting ready to launch a large number of investigations should they retake the House in the midterm elections.

Among them, according to the Post, would be an investigation of Hunter Biden. 

The Post reports:

House Republicans have so far pledged to investigate President Biden’s son Hunter’s business dealings and art sales, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the Biden administration’s military withdrawal from Afghanistan, the origins of the novel coronavirus, coronavirus-related school closures, the administration’s deliberations over weapons sales to Ukraine, and the spending of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. Most recently, in the wake of widespread Republican outrage over the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago, [House Minority Leader Kevin] McCarthy [R-CA] vowed to investigate the Justice Department.

That’s a pretty good lineup.

It’s confirmed

A senior GOP aide confirmed to the Post that House Republicans do plan on investigating Hunter Biden.

“The House Oversight Committee has expansive oversight authority under House rules,” the aide told the Post. “Next Congress, Oversight Committee Republicans will continue their investigation into the Biden family’s suspicious business dealings using the power of the gavel to get answers for the American people.”

The aide added, “our base wants us to look at Hunter Biden.”

It’s already happening

Based on the Post’s reporting, it appears that House Republicans are already gearing up for these investigations.

“House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has begun talks with top House Republicans on how to coordinate investigations across committees if the party is successful in taking over the House next year,” the Post reports.

The outlet adds that McCarthy “has encouraged ranking Republicans on committees to send letters to agencies throughout the Biden administration, asking that they turn over or preserve documents, with more than 500 requests issued already.”

McCarthy, according to the Post, has even begun training sessions for members of the House about how to conduct these investigations. One such session was called, “Oversight Education Series: Investigations 101,” and it was held earlier in the summer.

So, it looks as though House Republicans are all ready to go. All that is required now is that they win back the House in the midterm elections. The polls suggest that this will indeed happen, but, as we know, there are no guarantees.