This week, Congressional Integrity Project sent out 7 rapid response products, including statements, fact sheets, and roundups.
- FACT SHEET: Another Political Stunt: Republicans Are Leveraging Infant Formula Shortages for Political Gain
- FACT SHEET: House Republicans Assemble Ragtag Team of Witnesses For Latest COVID-19 Political Stunt
- FACT SHEET: House Education and Workforce Committee Witnesses Opposed Measures Empowering Workers And Closing The Gender Wage Gap
- STATEMENT: Comer Initiated Grand Jury Investigation to Intimidate Ex-Girlfriend
- FACT SHEET: Jim Jordan’s Latest ‘Weaponization’ Witnesses Defended Blatant Misinformation, Worked to Silence Minorities
- STATEMENT: Jim Jordan Continues His Embarrassing Political Circus
- Congressional Integrity Project Statement on News of Donald Trump’s Indictment by the Manhattan District Attorney
CIP was mentioned or quoted in the following articles or news appearances.
The Hill: Person with whistle disrupts GOP-led trip to see jailed Jan. 6 suspects. “Hannah Muldavin, who served as the spokesperson for the House select committee that investigated the insurrection, tweeted that the Congressional Integrity Project was tied to the protest against the Republicans, many of whom have stood by former President Trump’s false claims that the 2020 election was stolen. Muldavin said the organization played a video that the committee created showing the “awful violence” of the attack.” [The Hill, 3/24/23]
Newsweek: Marjorie Taylor Greene Says She Was ‘Assaulted’ by Whistle at DC Jail Visit. “The press conference was also visited by a truck covered with large video screens that were playing footage of violent Capitol rioters as the Republicans spoke. The Congressional Integrity Project, a group founded by Democratic strategists, said that it was responsible for the presence of the ‘mobile billboard.’” [Newsweek, 3/24/23]
WNCT 9 (CBS): Person with whistle disrupts GOP-led trip to see jailed Jan. 6 suspects. Photo credit. [WNCT 9 (CBS), 3/25/23]
Washington Post (Opinion): Comer’s ‘oversight’ is focused on phony scandals. “Comer’s repeated pratfalls have made good copy — for Democrats. The Congressional Integrity Project, a Democratic group investigating the MAGA investigators, found the perfect poster boy in Comer. The group recently put up a billboard in Comer’s district quoting from the Times (‘angry and vindictive,’ ‘an aggressive promoter of sinister-sounding claims’).” [Washington Post, 3/26/23]
Vox: The House GOP’s investigations are flopping. “A collection of Democratic and progressive groups, like the Congressional Integrity Project, are working hard outside of government to paint these Republican investigations as illegitimate and the investigators as abusers of congressional power… ‘The American public is already tired of these,’ Brad Woodhouse, a senior adviser to the Congressional Integrity Project, a group of Democratic operatives, told me. ‘I understand there’s some support within the Republican base, but the American public writ large are already tired of these extreme tactics.’” [Vox, 3/28/23]
Daily Beast: A GOP Chairman’s Tricky Hypocrisy on ‘Political’ Probes. “Last Thursday, the Congressional Integrity Project, a Democratic group, seized on Comer’s Times confession to request a formal local investigation into Comer’s role in the email leak, the Courier-Journal reported. In a statement to The Daily Beast, CIP president Kyle Herrig said that while Comer has used his subcommittee perch to target purported politically-motivated investigations, Comer ‘didn’t think twice about weaponizing prosecutors to advance his own political career.’ ‘While Comer may have grown accustomed to leading political stunts that don’t pack much of a punch, a law enforcement investigation in Kentucky into his apparent admission that he illegally hacked a server and leaked documents would have serious consequences,’ Herrig alleged in the statement.” [Daily Beast, 3/28/23]
Raw Story: Oversight GOPer’s history of grand jury leaks casts shadow over his investigations. “Congressional Integrity Project president Kyle Herrig is now questioning Comer’s use of his committee and said an investigation into his prior activities is warranted. ‘While Comer may have grown accustomed to leading political stunts that don’t pack much of a punch, a law enforcement investigation in Kentucky into his apparent admission that he illegally hacked a server and leaked documents would have serious consequences,’ he told the Beast.” [Raw Story, 3/28/23]
Washington Post: Democrats’ anger boils over after GOP witnesses testify without taking questions. “Even by today’s low standards for congressional decorum, the hearing stood out for its rancor and animus. Kyle Herrig, executive director of the Congressional Integrity Project, a Democratic-leaning watchdog group, said in a statement that the hearing was ‘an embarrassing farce. Two of the Republicans’ witnesses didn’t even stick around to defend their lies, aided and abetted by Jim Jordan.’ Jordan and the Republicans on the subcommittee, Herrig said, ‘are afraid of the truth.’” [Washington Post, 3/30/23]
Finally, CIP shared the following talking points and message guidance with our Allies and staff members on the Hill.
Updated Message Guidance on the Congressional Investigations Led by the GOP.