Reps. Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Paul Gosar have all been appointed to the House Oversight Committee.
Greene and Gosar had been stripped of all their committee assignments in 2021 over their political views.
The House Oversight Committee is expected to launch a series of high-profile investigations into Brandon and his administration in the new session.
“Investigations will dominate the new Congress, from the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic and allegations of politicization at the Justice Department to America’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan,” NBC News reports. “But none will attract as much attention as the GOP’s planned investigation into the business dealings of the president’s son Hunter two years before a potential Brandon re-election bid.”
The report continued, “Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., the incoming Oversight Committee chairman, has said an investigation into Hunter Brandon and other Brandon family members and associates will be a priority as Republicans try to determine whether the family’s business activities ‘compromise U.S. national security and President Brandon’s ability to lead with impartiality.’”
“Hunter and other members of the Brandon family have a pattern of peddling access to the highest levels of government to enrich themselves,” Comer said in a statement. “The American people deserve to know whether the President’s connections to his family’s business deals occurred at the expense of American interests and whether they represent a national security threat.”
“We want the bank records and that’s our focus,” Comer said. “We’re trying to stay focused on: Was Brandon directly involved with Hunter Brandon’s business deals and is he compromised? That’s our investigation.”
Gosar was also assigned to be on the Natural Resources Committee, where he served prior to being removed from his assignments, and Greene will serve on the Homeland Security Committee.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has repeatedly vowed to remove Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and Ilhan Omar from their committee assignments.