All this month, the Congressional Integrity Project is introducing one of Donald Trump’s staunchest MAGA allies – Representative James Comer. Just last month, the American people rejected the extreme MAGA agenda and said they want our leaders to focus on solving the real problems they face. But MAGA Republicans aren’t listening. As soon as they won the House, they immediately turned to Trump-style political attacks, stunts, and partisan warfare. Investigations under the new Republican-led committees will be conducted following the Trump playbook: divisive and politically motivated attacks on President Biden, his family, and his administration at any cost, all to increase Comer’s own power to pursue the radical agenda of his MAGA allies.
James Comer is nothing more than a Trump toadie who will do whatever he can to ensure MAGA Republicans will gain and keep power.
Comer fed the outrageous conspiracy theory that there is a “deep state” out to get Trump. When the FBI searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate for classified information that did not belong there, Comer said, “The deep state is alive and real, and it’s going to be left up to Republicans, hopefully in a majority, starting in January to try to end this and get us back on the path to where we have confidence in our intelligence communities.”
Reading between the lines, it’s clear Comer plans on using his power as chair of the Oversight Committee to waste time and taxpayer dollars to enact revenge against MAGA’s perceived enemies.
- Rep. Comer Believes the Deep State is “Alive and Real” in Targeting Trump and Said He Didn’t Trust the U.S. Intelligence Community. Comer has expressed belief in the conspiracy of a “deep state” which was targeting Trump and said he did not trust the U.S. intelligence community. “Speaking to Newsmax in light of the FBI’s search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, Rep. James Comer declared that not only is the ’deep state’ real, but it was targeting Trump long before that. Appearing Tuesday on ‘the Chris Salcedo Show,’ the Kentucky Republican said: ‘It doesn’t matter what … the pundits say, what the political correct [sic] crowd in Washington says, what the swamp says, or what leadership says, we’re fed up with this deep state. [Former Rep.] Devin Nunes was right all along. The deep state is alive and real, and it’s going to be left up to Republicans, hopefully in a majority, starting in January to try to end this and get us back on the path to where we have confidence in our intelligence communities.” [Newsmax, 8/30/22]
- James Comer is Likely to Allow Extremists Like Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert and Other Firebrand Pro-Trump Members to Serve on His Committee. Comer is viewed as likely to allow conspiracy theorists Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rep. Lauren Boebert to sit on his committee. Before the election, Comer told the New York Times: “If Americans entrust Republicans with the majority next Congress, we look forward to the Steering Committee adding new GOP members to the committee like Rep. Greene with energy and a strong interest in partnering with us in our efforts to rein in the unaccountable Swamp and to hold the Biden Administration accountable for its many self-inflicted crises that it has unleashed on the American people.” Comer reportedly confirmed earlier reports that GOP extremists Lauren Boebert (R, CO-3) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R, GA-14) have “expressed interest in joining the panel.” As other reports noted, “half of the panel’s current Republicans are part of the pro-Trump House Freedom Caucus, where many members have their own incendiary reputations.” [The New York Times, 10/17/22, Politico, 8/11/22]
The American people can’t trust these investigations after James Comer and MAGA Republicans impeded legitimate oversight of President Trump for so long. The American people will see that this is nothing more than partisan warfare and political stunts by Comer and his MAGA Republican allies meant to weaken their opponents to gain power for themselves.