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HEADLINE ROUNDUP: 100 Days of Bad Press for the House GOPs “Investigations”

Apr 10, 2023

The first 100 days of the MAGA Majority in the House have been nothing but a failure. Kevin McCarthy, James Comer, Jim Jordan, and the other Trump-Republicans in the House keep missing the mark on the investigations they promised would provide a smoking gun. They are only playing partisan, Trump-style politics to further their own extreme MAGA agenda, all while harming President Biden for purely political purposes. What do we have to look forward to for the next 100 days? More laughable, unreliable investigations from Comer and Jordan at the next stops on their political circus. 

New York Times (Opinion): The Republicans’ Agenda for Their House Majority: ‘A Path of Pettiness’. [New York Times, 12/1/22]

San Francisco Chronicle (Podcast): Ex-GOP Rep.: McCarthy ‘Drunk On His Own Bathwater’. [San Francisco Chronicle, 12/2/22]

MSNBC: Comer Still Struggling With His Classified Docs Double Standard. [MSNBC, 1/30/23]

Raw Story: House Oversight Chair Mocked For Claiming No Evidence Of Trump Influence Peddling. [Raw Story, 1/30/23]

Daily Beast: GOP Chair Wants to Probe COVID Loans—He Might Start at Home. [Daily Beast, 1/31/23]

Vanity Fair: Republicans Are All About Weaponizing The Government. [Vanity Fair, 2/8/23]

Bloomberg: House Republicans’ Hunter Biden Investigation Begins With A Thud. [Bloomberg, 2/8/23]

Washington Post (Opinion): The Republican Clown-Car Caucus Is Undermining Itself. [Washington Post (Opinion), 2/9/23]

NBC: House Committee On ‘Weaponization’ Of Government Kicks Off With Airing Of Grievances. [NBC, 2/9/23]

New York Times: Investigating ‘Weaponization’ of Government, G.O.P. Airs Old Grievances. [New York Times, 2/9/23]

NBC: Why The Twitter/Hunter Biden Hearing Backfired On Republicans. [NBC, 2/9/23

Raw Story: Ranking Dem Kicks Off ‘Weaponization’ Hearing By Ripping GOP Efforts To ‘Showcase Conspiracy Theories’. [Raw Story, 2/9/23]

Newsweek: Republicans’ Big Hopes For Attacking Joe Biden Spectacularly Unraveled. [Newsweek, 2/10/23]

FiveThirtyEight: Most Americans Think House Republicans Aren’t Investigating Real Problems. [FiveThirtyEight, 2/21/23]

The Independent: House Republicans Hang Oversight Chair James Comer Out To Dry After Shocking Beau Biden Remarks. [The Independent, 3/2/23]

Rolling Stone: Inside Jim Jordan’s Disastrous Search for a ‘Deep State’ Whistleblower. [Rolling Stone, 3/2/23]

New York Times: G.O.P. Witnesses, Paid by Trump Ally, Embraced Jan. 6 Conspiracy Theories. [New York Times, 3/2/23]

Talking Points Memo: House Dem Report: It’s Official, Jim Jordan’s GOP ‘Weaponization’ Panel Is A Sham. [Talking Points Memo, 3/3/23]

Salon: Report outs Jim Jordan’s weaponization subcommittee “whistleblowers” as frauds paid by Trump ally. [Salon, 3/3/23]

The Hill (Opinion): House Republicans’ Inauspicious Start To ‘Benghazi 2.0’. [The Hill (Opinion), 3/5/23]

NBC News (Opinion): Jim Jordan Pretends His ‘Weaponization’ Committee Still Has Merit. [NBC News (Opinion), 3/6/23]

Axios: Jim Jordan Scrambles Amid Claims ‘Weaponization’ Probe Is A Dud. [Axios, 3/7/23]

Talking Points Memo: House Oversight Chair Calls It A ‘Mistake’ That US Didn’t Bomb Mexico During Trump Administration. [Talking Points Memo, 3/7/23]

The Independent (UK): Oversight Committee Republicans Won’t Sign Democrats’ Letter Denouncing White Supremacy. [The Independent (UK), 3/7/23]

Business Insider: MAGA Desperately Needs Competent Oppo Researchers, Because Trump’s Current Cheerleaders Keep Fragging The Home Team. [Business Insider, 3/9/23]

Washington Post: The Holes In Jim Jordan’s Convoluted ‘Weaponization’ Theory. [Washington Post, 3/9/23]

Esquire: House “Weaponization” Subcommittee Shows What Happens When One Bad-Faith Exercise Pokes Another. [Esquire, 3/9/23]

NBC News (Opinion): The House GOP’s ‘Weaponization’ Subcommittee Is Already Imploding. [NBC News, 3/9/23]

Punchbowl News: Tensions Rise Over Comer’s Oversight. [Punchbowl News, 3/10/23]

Washington Post: Jordan’s Weaponization-Panel Game Plan Draws Critique From Some On The Right. [Washington Post, 3/10/23]

The Bulwark: Jim Jordan’s Weaponization Subcommittee Keeps Firing Blanks. [The Bulwark, 3/10/23]

The Hill (Opinion): Jordan’s ‘Weaponization’ Panel Is All Conclusions, No Evidence. [The Hill (Opinion), 3/14/23]

New York Times: Comer, Republican Oversight Chair, Embraces Role of Biden Antagonist. [New York Times, 3/21/23]

MSNBC (Opinion): GOP’s James Comer Spends An Inordinate Amount Of Time On Fox. [MSNBC (Opinion), 3/20/23]

Vanity Fair: James Comer Is Becoming a Headliner in the GOP’s Performance Politics. [Vanity Fair, 3/21/23]

Louisville Courier Journal: Group Urges James Comer Investigation Over Remarks About 2015 Email Leak. [Louisville Courier Journal, 3/24/23]

Washington Post (Opinion): Jim Jordan Doesn’t Understand His Job. [Washington Post (Opinion), 3/27/23]

Vox: The House GOP’s Investigations Are Flopping. [Vox, 3/28/23]

The Hill (Opinion): Overreach, Rather Than Oversight: Jordan And MAGA GOP Skating Beyond The Law. [The Hill (Opinion), 3/29/32]

Punchbowl News: Our first quarter assessments of the leadership. [Punchbowl News, 4/3/23]

Politico: House GOP’s Biden investigations sputter out of the gate. [Politico, 4/4/23]

MSNBC (Opinion): ​​Nearing the 100-day benchmark, Republicans have few achievements. [MSNBC, 4/10/12]