“Yes, Yes, Yes.” That’s how House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., responded when asked if Republican-controlled congressional committees will look into the classified documents cases of both President Biden and former President Trump.
McCarthy said the House has an obligation to oversee the Justice Department and he has expressed concern that President Biden and Trump are not receiving equal treatment.
“They put a special prosecutor but only after people raised the issue. But are the same amount of agents investigating this that are investigating President Trump? Is the same push behind it? It just does not seem fair,” McCarthy told reporters at the Capitol Tuesday.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed special counsels to lead the Justice Department’s investigations. Jack Smith, who just returned from The Hague after prosecuting war crimes in Kosovo, will investigate Trump. Robert Hur, who was appointed by Trump to serve as the United States Attorney for Maryland, will investigate Biden.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer already put in a request with White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain for documents and communications related to the Biden case. He’ll be joined on the Oversight Committee by members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, who used their vote for speaker as leverage to get the appointments.
The list includes Reps. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., Byron Donalds, R-Fla., Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., and Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga. Gosar and Greene were both stripped of their committee assignments by Democrats. Now, with the House in Republican control, they have one of the most sought after positions.
“Joe Biden, be prepared. We are going to uncover every corrupt business dealing, every foreign entanglement, every abuse of power, and every check cut for The Big Guy,” Greene said in a statement.
Greene was also appointed to the Homeland Security Committee, giving her two plum seats.