Most polls and surveys currently indicate a potentially massive “red wave” on the horizon in 2022. Republicans are hoping to flip the House after the midterm elections, and ride that wave into 2024.
The House stands to lose multiple Democrat seats due to retirement, and the Biden’s administration’s plummeting approval numbers also should help the GOP’s cause.
And if that red wave does hit, Republicans are planning a Day 1 blitz.
With every passing week, it seems more and more likely that Democrats will lose control of the House. And if the numbers don’t improve in the polls, they could stand to lose the Senate and the White House as well.
This is precisely what House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is counting on.
All he needs is to reclaim House control, though — because when and if that happens, he’s going to launch an investigation blitz that targets President Joe Biden and his embattled team.
In fact, he’s already planning for this, which means the flurry of investigations could hit all at once after the midterms are over.
As Axios reported (via The Daily Wire):
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) plans to launch at least seven investigations into Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration if Republicans win back control of the House of Representatives in 2022, which is expected.
Axios said McCarthy “plans to beef up staff, counsel and other resources to be ready to extract information beginning Day 1 if the GOP gets the gavel.”
Republicans won’t be pulling any punches, either. They’ve got a lineup of allegations and they want answers to some of the country’s most pressing questions.
This includes investigations related to the pandemic, an IRS leak concerning billionaires, and Attorney General Merrick Garland’s promise to “mobilize” the FBI against American parents.
Here’s the list of 7:
- IRS: Leak of a “vast cache of IRS information” about billionaires to ProPublica.
- National Security Agency: Tucker Carlson last summer accused the spy agency of targeting his show’s communications. The NSA said he was never an “intelligence target.”
- Parents: Attorney General Merrick Garland’s vow to mobilize the FBI against “threats of violence against school board members,” after the National School Boards Association used the phrase “domestic terrorism.” The association apologized for its letter.
- Border: Record levels of illegal immigration.
- COVID: Origins of the virus, and CDC communications about school closures and mask mandates.
- Afghanistan: Decisions behind the withdrawal, and an accounting of Americans who remain stranded.
- JEDI: A disputed cloud-computing contract.
The Tucker Carlson issue blew up earlier this year, when the right-wing host accused the NSA of spying on his show. The agency denied this claim, but Carlson and other Republicans aren’t so sure.
The border is another hot-button topic for the nation, especially after the historic migration spikes reported by DHS and border officials.
Many southern states have already leveled lawsuits against the Biden administration for a failure to protect the border and the country. This has led Texas to building its own barrier, in fact.
Then there’s the Afghanistan debacle, which will likely haunt Biden’s team throughout the President’s tenure.
And parents aren’t likely to forget AG Garland’s internal memo, which essentially told the FBI to monitor parents for “threats of violence against school board members.”
Many parents have been railing against “Big Brother” and domineering school boards for much of 2021, feeling as if they have less say in their their children’s lives. Parents are tired of being silenced, they claim.
All of this could come to a head if the GOP wins back the House.
These 7 investigations might only be the tip of the iceberg, too. If the red wave continues into the Senate and Republicans quickly gain more power in D.C., Biden and the Democrats could be in trouble.