House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy does not appear to believe Speaker Nancy Pelosi will still be holding the chamber’s gavel come January 2023.
That much is evident by his actions in preparing to hold the Biden administration and Democrats to account for a series of issues in response to the party’s nonstop harassment of former President Donald Trump and his allies.
“Early forecasts for the 2022 midterm elections look grim for Democrats,” The Blaze reported Sunday.
“A recent ABC News/Washington Post survey projected Republicans to enjoy triumphant results in the 2022 midterms, giving the GOP the highest marks in 40 years,” the outlet noted further, adding: “Should the GOP take back the House in 2022, Republicans will launch several ‘aggressive probes’ into the Biden administration, according to a new report.”
“House Republicans have begun mapping aggressive probes of the Biden administration if they win back the majority — including inquiries into the origins of COVID, a leak of IRS data about billionaires, and accusations the NSA spied on Tucker Carlson,” Axios reported.
The Blaze noted further:
The report claimed that House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy would “make muscular use of majority powers for the last two years of President Biden’s term if, as expected, the GOP wins the majority in next year’s midterms.”
Axios stated that McCarthy will direct “preservation notices” to Biden’s Cabinet, which will order the departments to retain documents that could be requisitioned by Republicans for future oversight hearings.
There are a number of areas and issues that the McCarthy-led GOP would likely probe:
- Origins of COVID-19.
- Leak of IRS data about billionaires.
- Alleged National Security Agency spying on Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
- Attorney General Merrick Garland’s memo mobilizing the FBI and Justice Department attorneys to look into investigating and prosecuting local school board protests.
- Mass illegal immigration.
- Communications with teachers unions on COVID-19 lockdowns and mask mandates.
- Cloud-computing contract known as J.E.D.I.
“McCarthy plans to beef up staff, counsel and other resources to be ready to extract information beginning Day 1 if the GOP gets the gavel,” the Axios noted.
McCarthy isn’t the only Republican to anticipate treating Democrats and the Biden administration they way they have been treating Republicans and former President Trump.
House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., was more blunt: He is playing for all the marbles next year.
“We are going to take power after this next election,” Gaetz told the Times.
“When we do, it’s not going to be the days of Paul Ryan and Trey Gowdy [when there was] no real oversight and no real subpoenas. It’s going to be the days of Jim Jordan, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Dr. [Paul] Gosar and myself,” he added.