House Republicans say 42 White House officials could called to testify on Capitol Hill

According to The Epoch Times, House Republicans have notified 42 White House officials that they may be called to testify on Capitol Hill in the coming year.  

The paper noted that the named figures include White House chief of staff Ron Klain, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement chief Tae Johnson.

Letters sent to high-level figures

Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise is expected to become House minority leader, and he told “Breitbart News Daily” host Alex Marlow that the House Oversight Committee is ready to conduct multiple investigations.

“Whether it’s Hunter Biden’s dealings with all kinds of foreign countries [or] the laptop scandal, which the liberal media tried to dismiss when it came out in 2020,” Scalise said.

“It turns out there’s a lot of information on that laptop that raises serious questions, and James Comer’s committee’s going to be asking those,” he added.

“The origins of COVID is something we’ve talked about a lot, and looking into whether or not taxpayer money was used by companies like EcoHealth Alliance to promote gain-of-function research in the Wuhan lab, where many scientists have said that’s where COVID started, not at some wet market,” Scalise continued.

Questions about Afghanistan

Moreover, the Louisiana lawmaker stressed that Republicans are ready to examine President Joe Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.

“The reports are that there’s $85 billion dollars of the world’s best military equipment that was left behind for the Taliban,” Scalise pointed

“What’s true about that?” he demanded, noting, “We never got verification of who was in the room. Did they make that decision to leave it behind? Were there C-130s and all these guns?”

“Did they leave caches of guns behind to the Taliban with ammunition and night vision goggles?” Scalise went on to ask.

“All of those reports we’ve seen, there’s never been a thorough hearing on it. Who was in the room? Which generals said it’s okay to leave that behind so that the Taliban can get it?”

Scalise concluded by stressing that China “is having access [to] that technology” while warning how it “might be used against our troops” in the future.