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Meet James Comer: Power-Hungry Partisan Hack

Dec 27, 2022

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 and House Republicans are planning on wasting taxpayer money on partisan investigations in an effort to weaken President Biden rather than focusing on issues that the American people care about. Don’t just take it from us – James Comer has admitted it, saying he thought his investigations would be a factor in making President Biden not seek re-election in 2024.

  • James Comer Openly Admitted Political Intent Behind Investigating Hunter Biden. In October, Rep. Comer told Fox News, “There are a lot of factors that are going to prevent Joe Biden from running. His age, the results of the midterm elections in two weeks. But also his son. Look, this Biden family investigation’s only going to ramp up in a Republican majority.” [“Fox and Friends,” Fox News, 10/26/22

Comer also said he believes that chairing the House Oversight Committee and his sham investigations will increase his power and give him the second most important job in Congress.

  • James Comer Believes Investigations Will Give Him More Power and Influence. Comer is using his leadership role on the House Oversight Committee to increase his power.  Not only has Comer openly admitted that his investigations are politically motivated, he explicitly aims to expand his influence in the GOP House with them.  During a recent interview, Comer  declared: “I truly think being Chairman of this committee—other than Speaker of the House—is going to be the most important job in Congress come January.” [Louisville Courier-Journal (Opinion), 5/25/22]

Comer has made clear that his true intentions of becoming chair of the Oversight Committee are centered around one thing and one thing only: weakening President Biden. The American people can’t trust these bogus investigations and will see them for what they are – a way for MAGA Republicans to gain more power to impose their extreme and hate-filled agenda on the American people.