Kentucky’s 1st District Congressman is joining the Republican chorus against the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Comer, who is poised to chair the Oversight and Investigations Committee next year if Republicans flip the House, is adding the FBI as a target to his list, which already includes Hunter Biden and the origins of COVID.
Comer, R-Frankort and Tompkinsville, said he and others in the GOP now want answers into the FBI’s expenditures.
“We’re very frustrated with a lot of things within the FBI right now, the Kentucky Republican commented on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “We’re just starting to go down line by line on the Oversight Committee with their expenses, and this is the first thing that popped out.”
Comer’s comments come as many Republicans flip-flop on the law enforcement entity in the wake of the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach home Mar-a-Lago last week. According to an unsealed search warrant, the FBI seized 11 classified documents. The Washington Post reports the FBI was looking for documents potentially linked to nuclear weapons that Trump may have taken to Mar-a-Lago.
On Monday, Comer, along with U.S. Reps. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., and Mike Turner, R-Ohio, wrote a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, about his use of the government plane for a personal vacation.
“We’re seeing with the latest raid on President Trump, they don’t communicate with Congress and it’s very frustrating,” Comer said. “So, when people say we want to hold a government agency or a government bureaucrat accountable, how do you do that? One way to do that is to go at their appropriations.”
“This is an easy target.”