In anticipation of a GOP-controlled Congress after November’s midterm elections, the Washington Post reports the White House is preparing for a wave of investigations.
Democrats in charge have had a field day with everything from stripping committee assignments away from GOP members of Congress to endless probes, investigations and even indictments of conservatives. Now, facing the shoe switched to the other foot, President Biden and his party are well aware of what’s likely coming.
As Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis) wryly noted when asked about issues the GOP is likely to focus on, “It’s like a mosquito in a nudist colony. It’s a target-rich environment.”
Expectations are high that Republicans will regain control of the House, and the Senate is very much in play as well. With control of one or both going the other way, the Biden administration knows it will face several congressional probes in 2023.
If the GOP meets expectations in November, it means congressional committees swing to their control. With that in mind, officials are laying groundwork for handling an onslaught of inquiries into several areas.
Republicans are certain to launch investigations into the business dealings of Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son. After much denial and blatant censorship by both the legacy media and social media platforms, the double standard applied to Hunter Biden’s alleged corruption its possible connections to his father are now acknowledged even by the left.
The bungled military withdrawal from Afghanistan and Dr. Anthony Fauci are also expected to be targets.
The Post says Anita Dunn, former senior advisor to President Biden and a highly respected strategist in Democratic party circles, is headed back to the White House to take on another advisory role. Her primary responsibilities will reportedly be in formulating the administration’s response to congressional investigations, though details are not complete.
Ian Sams of the Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 communications team is also on board in preparation for next year. The Post reports he will take a communications position in the White House counsel’s office to handle congressional probes.
The Senate is evening split 50-50 with the vice president’s vote giving Democrats the slimmest of majorities. The House is controlled by Democrats with a 221-209 seat advantage, but that is widely expected to go the other way after November. And with the economy and border messes only getting worse, the handwriting is on the wall for the White House.