House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., reportedly plans to launch a series investigations into the Biden administration if Republicans win control of the House of Representatives in 2022, according to an Axios report.
McCarthy and House Republicans will unveil seven major investigations, including a probe into the origins of Covid-19, Joe Biden’s chaotic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, and the southern border, the outlet reported.
The California congressman also reportedly plans to investigate the National Security Agency (NSA), Attorney General Merrick Garland’s mobilization of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against parents upset with woke school boards, the reported leak of billionaires’ tax information to ProPublica by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the JEDI cloud-computing contract.
McCarthy has reportedly already increased staff, counsel, and other resources in preparation for the investigations that will begin on the first day of the 2023 Congress should Republicans take control.
Republicans are expected to trounce Democrats in the 2022 House elections by historic margins, according to polling.
With only five seats needed to take control of the House, Republicans are poised to outperform the popular vote from 2010. The GOP picked up 63 House seats in 2010 during President Obama’s first midterm election, while winning the popular vote by seven points.
A Rasmussen poll gave Republicans a nine point lead over Democrats (48 percent to 39 percent) in the generic congressional vote. A CNBC poll gave Republicans a 10 point lead (44 percent to 34 percent).
Historic trends also benefit Republicans, as the political party opposite the White House’s historically gains seats in the House and Senate during the midterms.
Democrats also cannot rely on the popularity of Joe Biden to help them defend their majorities in Congress. According to an InsiderAdvantage poll, nearly 60 percent of Americans disapprove of Joe Biden.
Democrats have already performed poorly in elections across the country this year. In Virginia, Republican Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin defeated Democrat former Gov. Terry McAuliffe in a state Biden won by 10 points in 2020. In New Jersey, Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy barley held onto his seat in the solid blue state that was not expected to be competitive at all.
Kevin McCarthy’s reported investigations into the Biden administration will likely become reality as the Democrats struggle to hold onto their slim majorities in Congress next year.