This week, in response to an op-ed written by James Comer, the Congressional Integrity Project, took the time to edit his writing and share the facts he forgot to mention.
CIP sent out 6 rapid response products, including statements, fact sheets, and roundups.
House Republicans have spent almost a year investigating President Biden and his family, regularly promising evidence of wrongdoing but instead embarrassing themselves with old news, debunked conspiracy theories, and innocent transactions.
- ICYMI: Republicans Say the Quiet Part Out Loud: There’s No Basis for an Impeachment of President Biden
As members returned to Washington after recess, they once again have the wrong priorities.
MAGA Republicans are holding yet another congressional hearing about Twitter
- Rinse and Repeat: House Republicans’ Latest Weaponization Hearing On The “Twitter Files” Features Repeat Witnesses Accused Of Spreading Lies and Conspiracy Theories
MAGA House Republicans held a press conference to spread the same baseless conspiracy theories and lies about President Biden and his family
With nothing to impeach President Biden for, MAGA Republicans have moved on, for the moment, to a baseless impeachment of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
- ICYMI: MAGA House Republicans Embarrass Themselves With Latest Evidence-Free Impeachment Stunt Against Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas
CIP was mentioned or quoted in the following 5 articles or news appearances.
Roll Call: House Republicans make January 6 footage public, over Democrats’ security concerns. “Meanwhile, left-leaning activist groups, like the Congressional Integrity Project, panned Johnson for what they described as his fealty to the far right. ‘Speaker Johnson’s release of the January 6th tapes is a serious security concern and shows that his allegiance, like Kevin McCarthy’s before him, is to Donald Trump and the ultra-right-wing faction of the House,’ said Hannah Muldavin, a senior adviser at CIP and former spokesperson for the select committee. ‘Not only did Johnson vote against certifying the 2020 election, but he was a leader of the legal campaign to overturn it, and continues to be a danger to our democracy today. The January 6th Select Committee worked with US Capitol Police to ensure no sensitive material was released to the public — Johnson releasing the tapes does the exact opposite.’” [Roll Call, 11/17/23]
Forward Kentucky: Comer’s unrelenting quest to undo Biden curtailed by one pesky detail — the facts. “Regardless, the affair might send Comer before the House Ethics Committee. The Congressional Integrity Project, affiliated with the Democratic Party, that has been keeping the heat on Comer and his investigation, has filed a complaint accusing Jamie of, essentially, conduct unbecoming a congressman. The group said Comer offered inaccurate statements and used obscene language during the back-and-forth. ‘Representative Comer’s actions are not only a violation of the public trust, but a violation of his fundamental duty as a Member of the House of Representatives to uphold the letter and spirit of the House Rules,’ the letter seeking action stated.” [Forward Kentucky, 11/17/23]
Seattle Medium: GOP Tries To Redirect Blame And Re-write History For Jan. 6 Insurrection. “The Congressional Integrity Project (CIP) also expressed their concerns. Hannah Muldavin, a senior adviser at CIP and former spokesperson for the select committee, accused Johnson of prioritizing loyalty to the far right over national security. ‘Speaker Johnson’s release of the Jan. 6 tapes is a serious security concern and shows that his allegiance like Kevin McCarthy’s before him, is to Donald Trump and the ultra-right-wing faction of the House,’ Muldavin asserted. ‘Not only did Johnson vote against certifying the 2020 election, but he was a leader of the legal campaign to overturn it and continues to be a danger to our democracy today. The Jan. 6 Select Committee worked with U.S. Capitol Police to ensure no sensitive material was released to the public; Johnson releasing the tapes does the exact opposite.’” [Seattle Medium, 11/24/23]
Forward Kentucky: Jamie Comer’s doppelgänger. “Anyway, Comer’s bullying and peevishness at the committee meeting prompted the Congressional Integrity Project, a liberal group, to ask the House Ethics Committee to look into whether calling a colleague a ‘Smurf’ and hollering ‘bullshit’ at him broke any House rules, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.” [Forward Kentucky, 11/27/23]
Raw Story: Republican quickly deletes post saying he’s glad Hunter Biden wants a public hearing. “In September, The Congressional Integrity Project faulted House Oversight Committee chairman Comer for ‘eight months of abject failure’ to prove the president was guilty of wrongdoing related to his son, Hunter Biden, although polls show the effort had convinced 42 percent of Americans that he had acted illegally, reported The Guardian.” [Raw Story, 11/28/23]