Republicans in the House have reacted negatively to a report on White House letters that rejected records requests from two congressmen. Prior to mailing the letters to James Comer of Kentucky and Jim Jordan of Ohio, Republicans in the House of Representatives, the White House allegedly leaked the information to Politico.
According to Comer, the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, “just before dawn at 4:33 a.m., the White House informed us they will not provide the answers we have been seeking for the American people on important issues such as the border and fentanyl crises, the energy crisis, the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, COVID origins, and the Biden family’s influence peddling.”
The letters White House Special Counsel Richard Sauber issued to Comer and Jordan were obtained exclusively by Politico, according to journalist Heidi Przybyla. According to Sauber, the 117th Congress’s oversight procedure did not include the representatives’ prior documents requests.
Jordan, who is currently the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, sent Ron Klain, the head of the White House staff, an oversight request in November. Jordan requested testimony from White House representatives at the start of the 118th Congress regarding the “misuse of federal criminal and terrorist resources” by the Biden administration to target parents at school board meetings.
Comer’s oversight attempts include a letter he and fellow Republicans sent to Alejandro Mayorkas, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, in November asking for details on the Biden administration’s plans for border security.
Why is this material being withheld by the Biden Administration? Republicans will keep pushing for the answers, openness, and accountability that the American people deserve despite the obstructionism of the Biden Administration.
The Daily Signal asked Politico, Heidi Przybyla, and the White House for comments by publication, but none of them gave any.