Rep. James Comer flips Democrat 'quid pro quo' impeachment argument on to Joe Biden

'It sure looks like corruption,' James Comer said.

Updated: December 7, 2022 - 8:20pm

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Ranking member of the House Oversight Committee James Comer (R-Ky.) says that a quid pro quo might have occurred by the Biden administration with Saudi Arabia. 

Saudi Arabia suggested back in October that the Biden administration attempted to delay OPEC+ production cuts until after midterms.

"It appears that Joe Biden went on his hands and knees to Saudi Arabia and begged them to increase oil production before the election which of course would drop the price of gasoline right before the election," Comer said on Wednesday's edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show.

"We wonder, was it an agreement where Biden said to them, 'You could do whatever you want after the election. You could cut production after the election to increase prices so you could make more money. Just help me out before this election?'" Comer asked. "If so, the Democrats used to call that a quid pro quo."

The 45th president of the United States Donald Trump was accused of a quid pro quo with Ukraine back in 2019, resulting in the Democrats calling for his impeachment. 

"I would make a strong argument that that was a more serious quid pro quo than Donald Trump asking Ukraine, 'Hey, do you have any evidence of corruption here?'" Comer said, referring to President Biden possibly having talked to Saudi Arabia before the election. "Because it sure looks like corruption."

According to Comer, when the GOP takes control of the House, they will be looking into whether or not Biden had a deal with Saudi Arabia. 

"We've already sent letters to Secretary Blinken asking exactly what kind of deal they were trying to make," Comer stated.