GOP's Jordan threatens subpoenas for admin officials over mounting inquiries

"The administration’s stonewalling must stop."

Updated: January 17, 2023 - 8:36pm

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, has warned top officials in the Biden administration that they may face congressional subpoenas if they do not cooperate with Republican-led investigations.

"For two years, the Biden administration has stonewalled Congress, refused to comply with basic document requests, and avoided transparency and accountability for its failures. House Judiciary Republicans are committed to holding each agency accountable under the new majority and will use compulsory process, if necessary, to get answers for the American people," he wrote to a plethora of federal leaders, according to the Washington Times.

Among the recipients were Attorney General Merrick Garland, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, among others.

"The administration’s stonewalling must stop," Jordan contended.

The Judiciary inquiries will be separate from those conducted by the House panel investigating the alleged "weaponization" of the federal government, which the House voted last week to establish. Jordan will lead that panel as well.

Said panel will have extensive powers, including access to sensitive intelligence normally available to the House Intelligence Committee and may review ongoing federal investigations.

The House Oversight Committee, chaired by Kentucky Republican Rep. James Comer, will further conduct its own investigations as part of a wider GOP initiative to account for the Biden administration's activities during its first two years as well the affairs of the Biden family while in and out of power.