GOP leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is preparing to train Republican staffers for post-midterm investigations — probes dealing with some of the most highly criticized political moments of President Joe Biden’s presidency.
In an email sent to staffers on Tuesday obtained by The Daily Caller, the House minority leader and ranking member Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) invited staffers to “informational briefing(s)” to prepare them for upcoming investigations.
“Leader Kevin McCarthy and Ranking Member Rodney Davis would like to invite you to attend this informational briefing with Jon Skladany, Chief Oversight Counsel for the Committee on Financial Services, and Rachel Kaldahl, Republican Staff Director for the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight,” the email said. “This briefing will review the basics of performing effective oversight investigations and will highlight best practices to fulfill Congress’s Constitutional oversight obligations.”
Republicans have a long list of matters they plan to investigate should they take the House in November. These include Biden’s border policies, the origins of COVID-19, coronavirus testing, the Afghanistan withdrawal, and, more pressingly as of late, Hunter Biden’s business dealings.
The first training session is scheduled for July 22, the Daily Caller reported, and McCarthy will reportedly host two more planned for September.
A Republican Oversight Committee aide told The Daily Caller that Republicans are also flooding the Biden administration with “hundreds of preservation notices” asking that relevant documents be preserved.
“We’re just laying the groundwork now, we’re going to keep sending our letters,” the aide told The Daily Caller. “I would imagine at some point … those letters are repackaged and we say, ‘Hey, you did not respond to this request we sent you six months ago. We expect you to turn over these documents.'”
The aide continued: “We’re just getting ready. We keep conducting oversight … We’ll be ready to roll in January with several investigations already prepared to go.”
“Everything will be on the table,” the aide told the publication, even the “possible impeachment of multiple cabinet officials” such as Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Attorney General Merrick Garland.