The humanitarian crisis at the U.S. border with Mexico. The origins of COVID-19. The treatment of parents by out-of-control “woke” school boards.
President Joe Biden is juggling a number of crises, and House Republicans want answers.
But it’s the far-Left that demanded Biden’s attention on Saturday night… and the radical liberal group “Code Pink” made a scene during Biden’s dinner before he left for his secret trip to Ukraine.
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They demanded Biden immediately begin negotiating with Russia to end Vladimir Putin’s bloody invasion — and also end the embargo on Communist-run Cuba.
Take a look at how Biden’s political “allies” treat him —
WATCH: We ran into President Biden at dinner in DC – he can eat peace when there’s peace for the people and planet too! ✌️ #PeaceInUkraine #CubaSíBloqueoNo pic.twitter.com/QGSgDtjmrL
— CODEPINK (@codepink) February 19, 2023
Meanwhile, Biden’s domestic headaches continue.
Republicans have tasked every House committee with developing an oversight budget, and GOP leaders are educating rank-and-file lawmakers — many have never had subpoena powers — with how-to courses including “Investigations 101.” They are planning to take their investigations on the road to stir public interest, including a border hearing this week in Yuma, Arizona.
“We have a constitutional duty to do oversight,” Rep. Jim Jordan told The Associated Press in an interview. He is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and its powerful new select subcommittee on what Republicans call the “weaponization” of the federal government.
Jordan, R-Ohio, said his goal is “to figure out what legislative changes need to be made to help stop the egregious behavior that we discovered.”
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The approach is all part of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s effort to steer his new majority to one of the core roles of the legislative branch, oversight of the executive, as he promised voters ahead of the fall election.
Powered by some of the more conservative figures in the GOP, the investigations could prove to be a high-risk, high-reward proposition — but are demanded by conservative voters.
Timothy Naftali, a professor at New York University and a scholar of the Nixon era, said congressional oversight is one of the functions of good governance, but he warned that “one of the possible downsides is you end up with paralysis.”
“Oversight is healthy,” Naftali said. “Then it’s a question of what the goal of oversight is.”
The Horn editorial team and the Associated Press contributed to this article