The House Oversight Committee has a lot of bad news for former President Donald Trump. According to the committee’s report, there are 17 findings, including accusations of a “fake electors scheme” and a “President of the Senate” strategy. There are also two recommendations to the ethics committee.
In addition, the committee found that there were requests for alleged voter fraud from the states. Additionally, the report said that the vice president may have picked electors. This could put further pressure on the Justice Department. Moreover, the committee is expected to refer four Republican members of Congress to the ethics committee, which could lead to more scrutiny of the Department of Justice.
The full committee report is expected to come out today. It is expected to be packed with witness statements and other evidence. Some witnesses could even be asked to testify before Congress.
Some of the most high-profile holdouts are expected to appear before the committee. One of the most vocal critics of McCarthy, Lauren Boebert, is expected to be there. Another holdout, Bennie Thompson, is a Democrat from Mississippi. Previously, he was on the Freedom Caucus. And several other Republicans, including Matt Rosendale and Andy Ogles, backed McCarthy on the final ballot. Interestingly, many of these holdouts ended up being appointed to a variety of other committees.
Other holdouts include Rep. Andy Biggs, who helped push McCarthy over the finish line. His vote was changed to “present” on the final ballot. He plans to run against McCarthy in the coming election. However, he will still serve on the powerful Judiciary panel.
During Monday’s meeting, the committee also discovered damaging testimony from Hope Hicks. She previously worked for a group that was connected to the Trump campaign. The committee also revealed that the group had been contacted by the Justice Department.
While the committee recommended that the Justice Department look into the alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election, it has not said if it would pursue charges. If it does, it is not under any legal obligation to do so. But, it is possible that lawmakers will unveil more evidence and make public their own opinions about the matter.
During Monday’s meeting, however, committee staffers changed their plans as the afternoon progressed. Earlier, they said they intended to release the report on Wednesday. Later in the day, they stated that they had decided to delay the release until later in the week.
The committee also announced that it was launching multiple investigations into the Biden administration. The report was the culmination of an 18-month inquiry.
Some of the most important assignments in the next two years will affect the House of Representatives. Those who want to be considered for influential positions can start submitting their information. They will be limited to 200 words. Depending on the size of the committee, it may be more formal.
As the upcoming elections approach, there are several new committees being formed to investigate the campaign and its results. These committees are part of a broader effort to examine the way in which the government works.