Rep. Jim Jordan, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, laid out why he believes the new select committee on the coronavirus, that was approved by the House on Thursday, was created.
The Ohio Republican pointed to how there are already eight levels of oversight into the new relief stimulus bill that passed the House on Thursday and this will only serve as another means to attack President Trump.
“The ninth is political. Eight committees looking out for the taxpayer, the ninth looking out for Joe Biden. The ninth to go after President Trump,” Jordan said on the House floor. “This is just a continuation of the attack that the Democrats have had on the President for the past four years. It started before he was president.”
“A select committee in the summer of an election year to attack the President, when we already have eight different entities doing the oversight we’re all supposed to do, to look out for the taxpayer interest, the Democrats want a ninth because the ninth is political. And the ninth will be chaired by our colleague [Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC)], the biggest supporter of the Democrats’ nominee for president,” Jordan concluded.
The House approved the select committee along party lines 212-182, with Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI) voting with Republicans, according to The Hill.
“The committee will root out waste, fraud and abuse,” Pelosi said during the House debate. “It will be laser-focused on ensuring that taxpayer money goes to workers, paychecks and benefits. And it will ensure that the federal response is based on the best possible science and guided by health experts, and that the money invested is not being exploited by profiteers and price gougers.”