Photo: Alamy | Op-ed by Jason Collins
In light of the successful censuring of Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., has highlighted the difference between Schiff’s baseless claims and the Biden probe headed up by the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.
Rep. Adam Schiff has been in the Republicans’ line of fire since he has relentlessly accused President Trump of allegedly colluding with Russians during his 2016 campaign.
Now, with the current tax scandal surrounding Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, Rep. James Comer has used this scandal to make an example out of Schiff. Currently, the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability is heading up the Biden probe, and Comer, who chairs the committee, commented on the difference between the handling of Biden’s scandal and Schiff’s accusations about President Trump.
In an official statement from the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, Comer said. “Let’s be clear: the Department of Justice’s charges against President Biden’s son Hunter reveal a two-tiered system of justice. Hunter Biden is getting away with a slap on the wrist.”
In a series of tweets, Comer highlighted the difference between Schiff’s lies about President Trump and how Schiff should have handled his accusations.
His first tweet explains the effect that Schiff’s claims have had on congressional investigations, he wrote, “Adam Schiff successfully diminished the credibility of Congressional investigations with his lies & lack of evidence.”
Comer then highlights the difference between the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability’s probe and Schiff’s lack of investigation.
Comer wrote, “When we accuse the Biden family of FINANCIAL DECEPTION, we list their shell companies.” In a second tweet, he added, “When we accuse the Biden family of potential MONEY LAUNDERING, we cite dozens of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) from multiple banks we read at @USTreasury.”
Comer’s tweets emphasize that a thorough and credible investigation should be backed up with evidence. Ultimately, that is what Schiff is lacking.