House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy pledged over the weekend to launch probes into whether President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, have any improper ties to the Chinese government via various business interests.
He also pledged to look more closely into the origins of COVID-19 and how it may have originated in the Asian nation.
“When we take the majority, we will create that committee on China, and it will be a bipartisan committee, so you will have one American voice on how we can compete where China comes in and captures the critical minerals when they come in and capture our medical supply and others,” McCarthy said on Fox News on Sunday, according to Business Insider.
During the interview, the GOP House leader mentioned a claim by author Peter Schweizer, president of the conservative Government Accountability Institute, who said last month that the Biden family obtained “some $31 million from Chinese individuals who are linked to the highest levels of Chinese intelligence” while Biden was vice president.
“We might have to go further. You might just have to be able to have a further investigation just within this family,” McCarthy said.
“What are they doing, and where did this money come from?” McCarthy added. “You take the actions of the Democrats — I do not know what China has on these people, but it must be so powerful because the actions at every turn stop and harm us but protect China.”
McCarthy previously said he would launch seven investigations into the Biden administration if Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives, Axios in December.
The outlet said the probes would include:
- IRS: Leak of a “vast cache of IRS information” about billionaires to ProPublica.
- National Security Agency: Tucker Carlson last summer accused the spy agency of targeting his show’s communications. The NSA said he was never an “intelligence target.”
- Parents: Attorney General Merrick Garland’s vow to mobilize the FBI against “threats of violence against school board members,” after the National School Boards Association used the phrase “domestic terrorism.” The association apologized for its letter.
- Border: Record levels of illegal immigration.
- COVID: Origins of the virus, and CDC communications about school closures and mask mandates.
- Afghanistan: Decisions behind the withdrawal, and an accounting of Americans who remain stranded.
- JEDI: A disputed cloud-computing contract.
As USA Features Media reported in December, McCarthy’s office has already begun staffing up for the various probes.
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.
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.