All this month, the Congressional Integrity Project is introducing one of Donald Trump’s staunchest 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 the Trump playbook of 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 followed Donald Trump’s “Big Lie” playbook after the 2020 election and perpetuated conspiracy theories about election integrity and voter fraud. Comer joined with his MAGA ally Jim Jordan and sent a letter to the House Judiciary and Oversight committees calling for hearings on the “integrity of the 2020 election” claiming baseless allegations of “irregularities and improprieties.”
- James Comer Backed Trump’s False Claims of Voter Fraud. After the 2020 election, Rep. Comer backed Trump’s false claims of voter fraud, encouraging Oversight Committee Chairman Jerold Nadler to investigate these baseless allegations in a letter (joined by far-right conspiracist Rep. Jim Jordan) requesting hearings and lengthy examinations of so-called irregularities and improprieties. He even cited debunked claims the Trump campaign made about Pennsylvania absentees ballots that a federal judge described as “strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations…unsupported by evidence.” [Letter to Rep. Nadler and Rep. Maloney, 11/18/20; ACLU, 11/27/20]
The American people rejected this extreme MAGA Republican agenda in 2020 and again in 2022, yet the man being put in charge of one of the most powerful committees in Congress didn’t get the memo. They will reject and see right through Comer’s partisan investigations and political stunts.