It’s another week in the GOP-controlled House and that means oversight is top of the agenda.
The House was set to vote to hold Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress this week for defying a congressional subpoena.
House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said over the weekend they would work to subpoena Hunter Biden again as per his lawyer’s request. This could pave the way for a deposition.
So we’ll have to see whether the contempt vote is still on. But it’s our understanding the GOP investigators will ask leadership to pause the contempt proceedings if Hunter Biden’s team is seen as working in good faith to schedule a deposition.
However, it can sometimes take weeks to hammer out a date that’s acceptable for both camps.
The other impeachment effort: The House Homeland Security Committee will hold its second impeachment hearing on Thursday into DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
The hearing will be titled “Voices for the Victims: The Heartbreaking Reality of the Mayorkas Border Crisis.”
Witnesses have not yet been announced.
House Republicans had been pushing for Mayorkas to appear before the panel this week but he declined, citing a scheduling conflict. Mayorkas is due to meet with Mexican officials at the same time.
— Max Cohen and Mica Soellner