This week, Congressional Integrity Project focused on pushing back on House Republicans’ bogus impeachment stunts. The increased push on impeachment from Kevin McCarthy and other Republicans comes after talks with Donald Trump about how Congressional Republicans could use their positions to help him.
Congressional Integrity Project continued to go after Republicans as they wrapped up their July “ESG Month” series which included holding hearings and introducing bills attacking responsible investing. Rather than focusing on addressing issues that actually matter to their constituents, like the economy, health care, and gun violence, the GOP Congress is focused on holding bogus hearings attacking investors for being forward-thinking with their investment strategies.
CIP sent out 10 rapid response products, including statements, fact sheets, and roundups.
House Republicans increased their push to impeach President Biden this week at the orders of the real Speaker of the House Donald Trump. Kevin McCarthy floated the idea of an impeachment inquiry after talking with Trump before doing another one of his signature flip flops.
- ROUNDUP: House Republicans and Conservatives Condemn Kevin McCarthy Over His Impeachment Push
- STATEMENT: GOP Congressman Calls Out McCarthy’s Impeachment Push as a “Shiny Object” Designed to Distract
- SHOT/CHASER: Is Infamous Flip-Flopper Kevin McCarthy Flipping Again on Bogus Biden Impeachment? You be the Judge.
- STATEMENT: Jim Jordan and His Fellow MAGA Republicans Continue to Waste Time With Bogus Impeachment Stunts
- STATEMENT: Kevin McCarthy’s Bogus Joe Biden Impeachment Talk Proves Who Is the Real House Speaker: Donald J. Trump
And it is not just President Biden that House Republicans are going after with bogus impeachment talks. Jim Jordan and his Judiciary Committee held a hearing to attack Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas following months of talk about them wanting to impeach him.
House Republicans wrapped up their “ESG Month” where they pushed the MAGA agenda by attacking environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment strategies. Many members also had a financial motivation for attacking ESG as oil, gas, and dirty energy related PACs have funded their campaigns.
- ROUNDUP: MAGA Republicans’ War on Responsible Investing Is A Disaster
- STATEMENT: New Analysis Shows Republicans On The Financial Services Committee Received Nearly $200,000 In Contributions From Oil & Gas/Dirty Energy Related PACs In The Three Months Prior To Their “ESG Month” Hearings
A House Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing on UFOs this week and CIP used that opportunity to hit Republicans about not having any evidence of wrongdoing by President Biden.
- STATEMENT: Congressional Integrity Project Congratulates House Oversight Committee on UFO Hearing 👽🛸
House Republicans held yet another hearing designed to attack public education and school closures during the Covid-19 pandemic.
CIP was mentioned or quoted in the following 4 articles or news appearances.
The Guardian: Unrepentant Robert Kennedy Jr attempts to revive campaign after antisemitism accusations. “Kennedy’s bid for the White House has been contentious from the outset, given his embrace of virulent conspiracy theories that promote vaccine hesitancy. A political watchdog, the Congressional Integrity Project, recently released a report that set the candidate’s disputed views on Covid against years of antisemitic, racist and xenophobic remarks which it called ‘horrific’ and ‘beyond the pale’. The report said that his promotion of anti-vaxxer conspiracy theories had ‘deadly real world consequences’.” [The Guardian, 7/26/23]
The New York Times: Former Republican Aides Shepherd Whistle-Blowers Through Congress. “To be sure, there is a well-financed array of groups on the left that have sprung up to push back on the Republican-led investigations. […] The Congressional Integrity Project, which is associated with SKDK, a political consulting firm with close ties to the Biden White House, has a team of 15 people who have spent months countering the Republican investigations and attacking Mr. Trump. ‘One of the biggest successes of this organization has been to unify the Democratic message against the failed investigations,’ said Kyle Herrig, the director.” [The New York Times, 7/23/23]
Washington Examiner’s Cami Mondeaux:
The Guardian: First Thing: Ocean around Florida as warm as a hot tub. “This is not the first controversy since he launched his campaign, is it? No. Kennedy’s attempt for the White House has been contentious from the outset, given his embrace of virulent conspiracy theories that promote vaccine hesitancy. A political watchdog, the Congressional Integrity Project, released a report that set the candidate’s disputed views on Covid against years of antisemitic, racist and xenophobic remarks which it called ‘horrific’ and ‘beyond the pale’. The report said his promotion of anti-vaxxer conspiracy theories had “deadly real world consequences’.” [The Guardian, 7/26/23]