By Kevin Kiley – June 27, 2023
wanted to be on the House Judiciary Committee for a simple reason: I sensed it would be the center of the action in this Congress. Alongside Chair Jim Jordan, it’s where we could do everything possible to hold the Biden Administration accountable.
So far, that’s turned out to be true – and it’s about to become truer. With new revelations about possible DOJ interference in the Hunter Biden case, yesterday Speaker McCarthy made an announcement:
“We need to get to the facts, and that includes reconciling these clear disparities. U.S. Attorney David Weiss must provide answers to the House Judiciary Committee. If the whistleblowers’ allegations are true, this will be a significant part of a larger impeachment inquiry into Merrick Garland’s weaponization of DOJ.”
Meanwhile, NBC News reports that “Vice President Kamala Harris’ net-negative rating (-17) is the lowest for any vice president in the poll’s history.” This is what happens when California politics goes national.
Stopping the nationalization of California’s failures has been our goal in the Julie Su fight. We are on the cusp of victory: the Hill’s headline reads, “White House reaches dead end on Labor nominee fight,” and the New York Sun reports the nomination “appears headed for defeat.”
The Su battle has been a high-stakes moment for Newsom, a test of his “model for the nation” slogan. And we are exposing it as a fantasy: even far-left California Congressman Ro Khanna just admitted, “I think the message that says ‘Make America California’ is not a winning message.”
Finally, on Meet the Press last week, I blasted Newsom for his “Reparations Task Force” that is recommending $1.2 million cash payments. The Governor thought he could breathe a sigh of relief when we left Sacramento for D.C. He could not have been more wrong.
Kevin Kiley is a California Congressman