Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is preparing to open several investigations into President Joe Biden’s administration if the GOP regains control of Congress in 2022, a new report revealed.
According to plans obtained exclusively by Axios, House Republicans intend to get aggressive against the Biden administration, with plans to investigate the IRS over the leak of a “vast cache of IRS information” to ProPublica, the National Security Agency for allegedly spying on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, and Attorney General Merrick Garland’s promise to activate FBI agents against “threats of violence against school board members” after the National School Boards Association characterized parents protesting schools as engaging in “domestic terrorism.”
The GOP will also investigate issues at the US-Mexico border which have led to record levels of illegal immigration, the origin of COVID-19, CDC communications about school closures and mask mandates, and a $10 billion cloud-computing contract with the U.S. military.
Additionally, the top Republican lawmaker wants an investigation into Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal and evacuation, specifically surrounding the Americans who remain stranded in the Middle Eastern nation.
Democrats currently hold a razor-thin majority in both chambers of Congress, including just 221 Democrats to 213 Republicans in the House.
As President Biden’s approval rating continues to slip, officials from both parties are speculating a “red wave” may be coming in 2022.
In November, McCarthy predicted a landslide for Republicans in the midterms that could push House Speaker Nancy Pelosi into retirement.
“It’ll be more than 70 Democrats that will be competitive. There’s many that are going to lose their race based upon walking off the cliff and Nancy Pelosi pushing them,” McCarthy said, according to the New York Post.
“She may not care if she loses. She lost 63 [Democratic seats in 2010] the last time she was speaker moving policy that the country didn’t care for. Many believe she won’t stay around.”
Florida Sen. Rick Scott echoed McCarthy, adding that “the Democrats are in disarray.”
“They have contested primaries next year and the environment is going to be right on our side,” Scott told The Post.
“And if you look at inflation — the Democrats are causing mass inflation. Whether it’s the open borders — people do not want the borders to be open. Whether it’s Americans don’t want the police defunded — they want to fund the police. Whether they involve parents… in schools, whether it’s making sure we support our military and don’t have a crazy withdrawal from Afghanistan, all these issues are going to help Republicans win more Senate seats next year.”