Republican poised to lead House Intel panel reportedly wants more oversight, less partisanship

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has publicly stated a GOP-led House would investigate Hunter Biden.

Updated: October 4, 2022 - 10:29am

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The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee is reportedly vowing, if his party wins control of the chamber in November, to limit the panel’s partnership and return to more of an oversight role. 

However, the ranking member, Ohio GOP Rep. Michael Turner, should he become committee chairman, will likely face pressure from fellow Republicans to investigate, at least, the overseas business deals of President Biden family members.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has publicly stated a GOP-led House would investigate President Biden's son Hunter Biden. 

And Kentucky Rep. James Comer, now the top Republican on the  House Oversight Committee, and poised to become chairman, has made clear the panel would look into such business deals by Hunter Biden. 

"We need to do the job that we were intended to do," Turner said in an interview with The New York Times. "I believe that there is a hunger between both sides of the aisle – members who are national security-focused, intelligence community-focused – to get this committee back on track."

Turner pointed out in the interview Democrats' decision to begin then-President Trump’s first impeachment investigation in the Intelligence committee.

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