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Why Does James Comer Keep Lying to the Press?

Jan 30, 2023

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For Immediate Release
Date: January 30, 2023

Washington D.C. – James Comer has started his chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee by repeatedly spreading lies. Congressional Integrity Project Executive Director, Kyle Herrig, issued the following response to help set the record straight:

“Why does James Comer keep lying to the press? James Comer continues to show that he is a hypocrite with no credibility who cannot be trusted by the American people to conduct fair and legitimate investigations. Comer is twisting himself into a pretzel trying to defend Donald Trump and convince his voters that the Biden administration is not cooperating, despite clear evidence that they are. Comer and his committee of election deniers, insurrectionists, conspiracy theorists, and subpoena dodgers are planning on conducting Trump-style political attacks rather than prioritizing the real issues that the American people care about.”

Comer’s false and hypocritical claims 

Comer’s lie: Today, Comer said the White House has not been in touch with the Oversight Committee following the Delery letter.

FACT: White House oversight staff had a call with House Oversight Committee staff last week regarding the Delery letter.

Comer’s lie: On Friday, Comer claimed the Department of Homeland Security was not cooperating with border oversight

FACT: The Department of Homeland Security sent a letter to the House Oversight Committee offering testimony to the committee from US Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz as well as Member-level briefings from four Sector Chiefs.

Comer’s hypocritical claim: Today, Comer said he was investigating President Biden’s handling of classified documents but not President Trump’s because there is special counsel investigating Trump’s documents.

FACT: Attorney General Garland appointed Robert Hur to serve as special counsel to investigate President Biden’s handling of documents.