“A new committee that was announced by Democrats last month was the Coronavirus Oversight Committee — led by one of the most political members of their caucus.
“I have frequently gone over the existing oversight functions in the House: the Oversight Committee, oversight authority within each committee, and three additional, new oversight bodies established from the CARES Act.
“But what concerns me more than the redundancy and waste of taxpayer resources, is the partisan roster the Speaker has selected to take part in this committee. Jim Clyburn has described this pandemic as a “tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.” Maxine Waters in 2017 said “I’m going to keep working until he’s impeached.” And Jamie Raskin who called for the president’s impeachment days before his inauguration.
“While the Democrats might use this to take another stab at Impeachment 2.0 — Republicans remain committed to truth and transparency. That is why I have asked our Whip, Steve Scalise, to lead this panel for us. In addition to our Whip, the panel will include Representatives Mark Green, Jim Jordan, Blaine Luetkemeyer, and Jackie Walorski.
“Despite the Democrats’ intentions, I know these members will honorably serve the American people in making sure this does not turn into another baseless, partisan pursuit.”