Scalare, Comer call for hearing on Biden's 'failed' COVID-19 response: 'Dereliction of duty'

Il no. 2 Republican in the House and his top House Oversight GOP colleague sent the letter to House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., and House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., on Monday calling for a joint committee hearing toconduct legitimate oversight of the Biden Administration.

Scalise and Comer pointed out that Clyburn had promised a hearing into thetotality of the current responseby the current administration and torched Biden’s first year in office asone full of broken promises.

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Frustino della Minoranza della Camera Steve Scalise, R-La., accompanied by House Republican Conference chair Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., sinistra, Il leader della minoranza della Camera Kevin McCarthy, centro destra, e altri, speaks at a news conference on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, giovedi, luglio 29, 2021, to complain about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the leadership of President Biden, and guidelines on face masks by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Frustino della Minoranza della Camera Steve Scalise, R-La., accompanied by House Republican Conference chair Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., sinistra, Il leader della minoranza della Camera Kevin McCarthy, centro destra, e altri, speaks at a news conference on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, giovedi, luglio 29, 2021, to complain about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the leadership of President Biden, and guidelines on face masks by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

He promised to ‘shut down the virus,'” the Republicans wrote in the letter exclusively obtained by Fox News. “He promised ‘by next Christmas [2021]…I think that there’ll be significantly fewer people having to be socially distanced [e] have to wear masks…’ He promised to ‘improve the availability of tests.’

He promised to not ‘demand that [the vaccine] be mandatory,'” la lettera continuava. “And he promised he had a national plan to ‘get this virus under control.’ He failed on all accounts.

The conservative lawmakers wrote that the subcommitteewas formed under the auspices ensuring the ‘efficiency, efficacia, and equity’ of the COVID-19 responsebefore pointing out that theunsuccessful and unscientific response of the Biden Administration has thus far been shielded from legitimate oversight.

House Oversight and Reform Committee Ranking Member James Comer, R-Ky., during a House Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill on May 12, 2021 a Washington, D.C.

House Oversight and Reform Committee Ranking Member James Comer, R-Ky., during a House Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill on May 12, 2021 a Washington, D.C. (Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images)

Democrats’ failure to conduct real oversight of the Biden Administration’s woefully inept response to the ongoing pandemic is unequivocally a dereliction of duty,” scrissero.

The lawmakers delved into the three issues thathave epitomized the failures of the Biden Administration,” such as the lack of at-home COVID tests, il presidente “abandonmentof his national pandemic response, e “politicizing the vaccine and undermining science.

“Complessivamente, the Biden Administration has made the damaging decision to mandate the vaccines over everything else,” si legge nella lettera. “They have not paid enough attention to testing and have downplayed natural immunity and alternative therapies.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn on Wednesday, Sett. 23, 2020.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn on Wednesday, Sett. 23, 2020. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Their continued emphasis and reliance on vaccines undoubtedly laid the groundwork for the Biden Administration’s constitutionally questionable vaccine mandates that are forcing the firing of millions of hard-working medical professionals, military servicemembers, and critical supply chain workers, tra gli altri. They have chosen to bully and shame hardworking Americans,” la lettera continuava, pointing out that Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerrareferred to the unvaccinated as ‘flat earthers.’

The lawmakers called for a joint hearing regarding the Biden administration’s oversight of the pandemic and demanded a plethora of witnesses appear, including Becerra, White House COVID response director Jeffrey Zientz, and White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci.

Neither Clyburn’s nor Maloney’s offices immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment on the letter.

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