This week, the Congressional Integrity Project sent a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer demanding he release copies of all of his tax returns and bank statements for the past ten years. This letter follows the unprecedented level of access to President Biden and his family’s finances Comer has received as part of his investigation into President Biden. Comer has only released two years of tax returns versus the 25 years that President Biden released.
The letter explains that Comer himself has a history of corruption, such as co-sponsoring a bill to forgive COVID-19 PPP loans that his brother benefitted from, weaponizing the government to leak a journalist’s private email and orchestrating a grand jury investigation of his political opponent, and flip-flopping his position on gambling after the CEO of Churchill Downs donated to his campaigns. The release of Comer’s bank records will shine a light on this corruption for the American people.
The Congressional Integrity Project also launched a new paid digital ad campaign in the eighteen Republican-held districts that were won by Biden in 2020. The ads call out the Biden 18 for supporting a MAGA, extremist agenda, including an evidence-free impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden, over the American people.
These ads are part of a months-long, seven-figure advocacy campaign run by the Congressional Integrity Project to hold Republicans accountable for ignoring critical priorities and instead, focusing on bogus investigations and an evidence-free impeachment inquiry to hurt President Biden and help Donald Trump return to the White House. The ads come after Johnson doubled down on a bogus Biden impeachment inquiry this weekend.
This week, Chairman Comer announced that after 10 months of abject failure, he plans to wrap up his impeachment investigation. But he is missing one key fact: he hasn’t uncovered a single shred of wrongdoing by President Biden.
CIP sent out 11 rapid-response products, including statements, fact sheets, and roundups.
House Republicans have a new election denier in charge. MAGA Mike Johnson is a threat to our democracy.
Reporting said that Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan and Oversight Chairman James Comer sent a letter to D.C. Attorney General Brian Schwalb regarding the investigation into Leonard Leo.
- STATEMENT: House Republicans Are Weaponizing Their Chairmanships and Committees on Behalf of The MAGA Agenda
House Ranking Member Jamie Raskin sent a letter to James Comer detailing the most misleading statements Comer and MAGA House Republicans have made over the past eleven months as they pursue their partisan political stunts masquerading as investigations.
- ICYMI: Raskin Calls Out Comer’s Lies About President Biden During His Failed, Evidence-Free Impeachment Investigation
The House Judiciary Committee called on a Trump-era former U.S. Attorney, Scott Brady, to testify on the ongoing criminal proceedings against Hunter Biden.
- FACT SHEET: House Republicans’ Latest Stunt: “Deeply Partisan” & “Trump Loyalist” Former U.S. Attorney Scott Brady
Congressional Integrity Project launched a new paid digital ad campaign in the eighteen Republican-held districts that were won by Biden in 2020. The ads call out the Biden 18 for supporting a MAGA, extremist agenda, including an evidence-free impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden, over the American people.
- Congressional Integrity Project Launches New Ads in Biden 18 Districts After Biden 18 Voted For MAGA Mike Johnson to Be Speaker (with variations for each district)
Oversight Chairman James Comer released his latest so-called “bombshell” in his evidence-free impeachment investigation of President Biden. Once again, he failed to show a single shred of wrongdoing by President Biden.
Comer revealed his latest so-called bombshell: another clear loan repayment that occurred when the president was neither in office nor a candidate for one.
- SHOT/CHASER: Comer Says Impeachment Probe Is Winding Down – Even Though 10 Months of Fruitless Investigations Have Turned Up No Evidence
Congressional Integrity Project sent a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer demanding he release copies of all of his tax returns and bank statements for the past ten years.
- Congressional Integrity Project Requests House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer Release His Tax Returns and Bank Statements
Speaker MAGA Mike Johnson announced he will soon decide on whether to move forward on articles of impeachment against President Biden, even though in the past year, MAGA House Republicans have been investigating President Biden, they have not found a single shred of evidence of wrongdoing.
In case you missed it, James Comer fails once AGAIN to prove a single shred of evidence of wrongdoing to warrant impeachment of President Biden
- ICYMI: As MAGA Mike Looks at Moving Ahead With Impeachment, Comer Has Yet Another Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week
Congressional Integrity Project updated our tracker of Republican members of Congress and other right-wing commentators admitting there is no evidence in the Biden Impeachment inquiry
CIP was mentioned or quoted in the following 7 articles or news appearances.
Congressional Integrity Project senior communications advisor and former January 6th Committee Spokesperson, Hannah Muldavin, on MSNBC. Watch. [Video, 10/30/23]
The Messenger: Watchdog Group Calls On Rep. Comer to Release Tax Returns and Bank Records (Exclusive). “The watchdog group Congressional Integrity Project is calling on Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., to release copies of his tax returns from the last 10 years. A letter sent by the group to Comer accuses the Kentucky representative of misconstruing transactions between President Joe Biden and family members amid the House Oversight Committee’s investigation of the Biden family.” [The Messenger, 11/2/23]
Washington Examiner: Democrats launch attack ads against vulnerable Republicans over election of Speaker Johnson. “The Congressional Integrity Project launched a new national ad campaign on Wednesday targeting 18 vulnerable Republicans representing districts President Joe Biden won in 2020. The ads specifically target the lawmakers over their support of Johnson, who has been a staunch supporter of impeachment investigations into the president, as well as his role in seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election.” [Washington Examiner, 11/1/23]
CNN: Parties race to define little-known Speaker Johnson ahead of 2024 fight for House majority. “The Congressional Integrity Project, an outside political group that works closely with Democrats, is already calling Johnson the ‘new MAGA Speaker’ – a term eagerly embraced by Republican hardliners as they plaster posters across Capitol Hill with his face and the words: ‘Election Denier. Trump Stooge. MAGA Extremist.’” [CNN, 10/29/23]
Los Angeles Times: Why the fall of Kevin McCarthy leaves California Republicans in a tough spot. “‘Johnson is as extreme as they come. He led the plot to overthrow the 2020 election. He’s a Trump loyalist. Above all, he’s a MAGA extremist,’ a new ad from the Congressional Integrity Project, a Democratic aligned nonprofit, warns California voters. ‘This is who John Duarte voted for. Tell him to stop putting MAGA over the American people.’” [Los Angeles Times, 11/2/23]
Albany Times Union: Competing political ads target Molinaro, Lawler, D’Esposito. “The Congressional Integrity Project, a nonprofit run by a former Democratic operative, issued ads against New York Republicans who represent districts that President Joe Biden won in 2020. The targets also include U.S. Reps. Brandon Williams, Nick LaLota and George Santos. The ad describes House Speaker Mike Johnson as ‘MAGA Mike,’ an ‘extremist’ and a ‘Trump loyalist’… The Congressional Integrity Project’s ads are appearing on digital platforms and are part of a ‘months-long, seven-figure advocacy campaign,’ which is intended to ‘hold Republicans accountable for ignoring critical priorities.’ ‘Johnson is as extreme as they come,’ states one of the Democrat-friendly ads about the new House speaker from Louisiana, who received a standing ovation, including from Democrats, when he was introduced last month. ‘This is who Mike Lawler voted for. Tell him to stop putting MAGA over the American people.’” [Times Uninon 11/2/23]
NOLA.com: Democrats hoping Speaker Mike Johnson’s right-wing views will swing control of House their way. “The Congressional Integrity Project released digital commercials criticizing each of the 18 Republican representatives whose districts President Joe Biden won in 2020. ‘Johnson is as extreme as they come,’ one of the spots says. ‘Mike Johnson will use his gavel to push MAGA Republicans’ evidence-free impeachment inquiry. All to hurt President Biden. This is who [U.S. Rep.] Mike Lawler voted for.’” [NOLA.com, 11/2/23]