In an interview on “The Truth with Lisa Boothe” podcast, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) listed investigations he intends to prioritize should the Republican Party win a majority of seats in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections.
Currently, Jordan serves as the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee. Upon the Republican Party becoming the majority, he is positioned to become the committee’s chairman. As chairman, Jordan will be able to determine how the committee spends its time and resources.
When asked what sort of investigations he would pursue as Judiciary Committee Chair, the congressman expressed an interest in investigating the Department of Justice’s practice of flagging concerned moms and dads who make local school boards feel uncomfortable. Jordan said that this is “priority number one.”
In the fall of 2021, as parents nationwide became increasingly vocal about their opposition to schools teaching Critical Race Theory, President Biden’s Department of Justice began to label them as potential terror threats. The DOJ started this process shortly after a letter from the National School Boards Association prompted the President to protect them from accountability.
His second priority would be investigating the Department of Homeland Security and Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to try and put an end to the “chaos that is now our southern border.” Jordan told Boothe, “Secretary Mayorkas every year would come in front of the Judiciary Committee because we have primary jurisdiction over immigration law, and he’s yet to appear in front of our committee.”
For over a year, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee have pushed Chairman Jerry Nadler to schedule a hearing concerning the ongoing immigration crisis with Secretary Mayorkas. Republican members of the House of Representatives have been highly critical of Mayorkas for not adequately addressing the seemingly perpetual immigration crisis at the country’s southern border with Mexico.
Lastly, Jordan expressed an interest in a joint investigation with the House Oversight Committee collaborating with Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin into the origins of COVID-19 and Anthony Fauci.
In June, Jordan and Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) sought the White House’s cooperation in getting Anthony Fauci to explain potential discrepancies in his sworn congressional testimony regarding American subsidized gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The letter the two congressmen sent to the White House seeks clarification about the statements made under oath by Fauci in May, which appear to contradict previous comments he made and actions taken which show him endorsing gain-of-function research.
As it currently stands, the GOP has an 85% chance of retaking the House of Representatives and a 73% chance of retaking the Senate, according to MarketWatch.