Home Oversight Committee Rating Member Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) unloaded on Chair James Comer (R-KY) for his household mortgage hypocrisy.
Rep. Raskin mentioned in a press release supplied to PoliticusUSA:
It’s been a troublesome week for everybody however particularly for individuals who gave their brother an interest-free $200,000 mortgage. This sort of fraternal generosity was lawful in America however the Republicans appear to suppose it’s a federal crime and impeachable offense in opposition to the Structure, or a minimum of they did suppose that till the stunning revelation at the moment that Chairman Comer had really given a type of sneaky household loans to his personal brother. Admittedly, the Comer mortgage could also be a little bit extra suspicious than the Biden mortgage since there was a shell firm concerned with the Comer transaction, and we all know from Chairman Comer how fishy all these shell corporations are.
If that weren’t unhealthy sufficient, voters throughout America, together with in Kentucky, on Tuesday delivered Republicans a shellacking for his or her persevering with fanaticism and extremism and, final night time, one other embarrassing GOP presidential major debate revealed two extra candidates’ intimate connections to Chinese language cash and political affect. To deal with this tidal wave of unhealthy information, Chairman Comer does what anybody would do quite than abandon his flop of an investigation—challenge extra subpoenas!
This new pile of subpoenas and interview requests to but extra personal residents, together with Eric Schwerin who already sat down with the Committee for a number of hours to elucidate the President was not concerned in his members of the family’ enterprise ventures—a reality Chairman Comer has not simply ignored however denied.
What Chairman Comer and Congressional Republicans need the American folks to consider is that this investigation is concerning the details. However at each flip, Chairman Comer has been met with proof that exhibits President Biden has dedicated no wrongdoing, a lot much less an impeachable offense. Somewhat than settle for the details and the proof, Chairman Comer has as a substitute determined to abuse the Committee’s authority, degrade Congressional subpoena energy, and erode our Structure in service of former President Trump’s petty private vendetta by harassing personal residents with conspiracy theories and embarrassing lies.
There’s nonetheless time for Chairman Comer and Congressional Republicans to just accept the reality and the details: there is no such thing as a proof of any wrongdoing by President Biden.
Now the nation understands how Rep. Comer knew a lot about loans to household, and probably why he thinks that such loans are corrupt.
The reply will be present in Comer’s personal use of shell corporations and loans to his brother.
Rep. Raskin was appropriate. There’s loads of time for Home Republicans to get up and settle for the reality and the details. President Biden hasn’t finished something improper. Republicans don’t have any proof that Biden did something improper. The extra James Comer digs the extra his personal secrets and techniques are being uncovered.
If Republicans comply with by means of with Biden impeachment, it may backfire on them in ways in which they’ve by no means thought-about. The revelations about Comer are solely the start.
Jason is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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