Reps MTG, Gosar set priorities to hold Biden accountable after committee assignments restored

Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar, who had been stripped of committee seats in the last Congress, are set to pressure the Biden administration by receiving new committee assignments.

Both lawmakers have reached the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, which is the key government watchdog panel in Congress, and have already sent a message to President Biden that they will not stop.

“We will return the role of the Oversight Committee to investigating waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement by the federal government, which is exactly what the American people are fed up with,” Ms. Greene of Georgia said in a statement. “Joe Biden, get ready. We are going to uncover all the crooked deals, all the foreign entanglements, all the abuses of power and all the check cuts for ‘The Big Guy.’”

Mr. Gosar’s office noted that the Arizona Republican was particularly interested in getting answers from the administration about security on the southern border, as well as Hunter Biden’s business dealings.

“No stone will be left unturned,” said Anthony Foti, a spokesman for Gosar. “That includes investigating Bidens being bribed by Ukraine and using undisclosed, false ‘rent payments’ of $50,000 per month from Burisma in Ukraine, investigating Biden’s illegal handling of highly classified and confidential documents hidden in his garage next to his Corvette. , investigating the Biden administration’s role in bullying social media companies into censoring free speech, opinion, and news on the platforms, and arming the Justice Department, FBI, and ATF to go after their opponents politicians”.

Ms. Greene’s promotion to the Oversight and Accountability Committee was particularly notable as she applied to Chairman Kevin McCarthy for the seat, having endorsed him for the gavel.

The Georgia Republican was also named to the House Homeland Security Committee.

Mr. Gosar was also returned to the House Natural Resources Committee.

In February 2021, when Democrats held a majority in the House, Ms. Greene was removed from her committee assignments after inflammatory and violent comments she had made in the past came to light.

Eleven Republicans joined their Democratic counterparts in that vote to strip Ms. Greene of her committee duties.

The House of Representatives stripped Mr. Gosar of his committee assignments in November 2021 through a vote to censure him over an anime video posted to his social media that featured a cartoon version of him appearing to attack President Biden. and kill Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. New York Democrat.

Rep. James Comer, a Kentucky Republican and Oversight chairman, has already set several priorities for his panel, including aggressive efforts to investigate Hunter Biden and possible “influence peddling” in the Biden family.

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