It’s time for President Biden to eat his words. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and House Oversight Committee ranking member James Comer are calling for a joint hearing into the President’s “failed” Covid-19 response. The two powerful Republicans sent a letter to House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney requesting the joint hearing while also attacking Biden for a year of “broken campaign promises.”
Fox News reports:
“He promised to ‘shut down the virus,’” the Republicans wrote in the letter exclusively obtained by Fox News. “He promised ‘by next Christmas …I think that there’ll be significantly fewer people having to be socially distanced [and] have to wear masks…’ He promised to ‘improve the availability of tests.’”
“He promised to not ‘demand that [the vaccine] be mandatory,’” the letter continued. “And he promised he had a national plan to ‘get this virus under control.’ He failed on all accounts.”
The conservative lawmakers wrote that the subcommittee “was formed under the auspices ensuring the ‘efficiency, effectiveness, and equity’ of the COVID-19 response” before pointing out that the “unsuccessful and unscientific response of the Biden Administration has thus far been shielded from legitimate oversight.”
The lawmakers delved into the three issues that “have epitomized the failures of the Biden Administration,” such as the lack of at-home COVID tests, the president’s “abandonment” of his national pandemic response, and “politicizing the vaccine and undermining science.”
In the letter, the two Republicans also demanded multiple witnesses also appear for the hearing including Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, White House COVID response director Jeffrey Zientz, and White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci.