If Republicans regain control of the House of Representatives in 2022, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) plans to launch at least seven investigations into the Biden administration.
From all available data, it is almost certain that Republicans will take back the House in 2022:
- Typically, the party that holds the presidency loses control of Congress in the first midterm election. According to PolitiFact, since the Roosevelt era, the president’s party has only gained seats in the House and Senate during the midterm elections twice: in 1934 and 2002.
- So far, 21 House Democrats have announced their decision to retire or seek another office.
- Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have staggeringly low approval ratings, with Biden sitting at 38% and Harris at 28%.
- Inflation is skyrocketing, food prices are rising, gas prices are rising, and the economy is just not doing well.
All of these factors combine to show that the Republicans will likely take over Congress, giving Rep. Kevin McCarthy the opportunity to initiate several investigations into the Biden administration.
According to reporting from Axios, “McCarthy plans to beef up staff, counsel and other resources to be ready to extract information beginning Day 1 if the GOP gets the gavel.”
The investigations on McCarthy’s list, according to Axios, include:
- IRS: Leak of a “vast cache of IRS information” about billionaires to ProPublica.
- National Security Agency: Tucker Carlson last summer accused the spy agency of targeting his show’s communications. The NSA said he was never an “intelligence target.”
- Parents: Attorney General Merrick Garland’s vow to mobilize the FBI against “threats of violence against school board members,” after the National School Boards Association used the phrase “domestic terrorism.” The association apologized for its letter.
- Border: Record levels of illegal immigration.
- COVID: Origins of the virus, and CDC communications about school closures and mask mandates.
- Afghanistan: Decisions behind the withdrawal, and an accounting of Americans who remain stranded.
- JEDI: A disputed cloud-computing contract.