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Five Urgent Priorities for New House Republican Majority

AMAC Exclusive – By Seamus Brennan

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After two years of radicalism and failed policies under unified Democrat control in Washington, the American people are ready and eager for change. As the nation prepares for the commencement of the new Congress on January 3, here are five urgent priorities for House Republicans.

End the Border Catastrophe

Though most GOP Congressional candidates rightly elevated the border crisis as a top campaign issue during the election cycle, that rhetoric means nothing if it is not followed by concrete, meaningful action. In 2021 alone, U.S. Border Patrol encountered nearly two million illegal aliens—the most in recorded history. Between April and August of 2021, illegal border encounters rose by 945 percent, 674 percent, 471 percent, 413 percent, and 319 percent, respectively, compared to the same months in 2020.

Some solutions to the border predicament are obvious—like reinstating Trump-era policies such as Remain in Mexico, asylum reform, and expedited deportations. But the new House GOP must be willing to take it a step further. They must, for instance, be willing to shut down the U.S. government and freeze the federal budget until border security measures are included. Come January, Republicans in Congress should also be prepared to block any component of the Biden legislative agenda from passing without first forcing the White House to address the border catastrophe.

These measures represent the bare minimum of what the GOP should do in the next Congress—and what they must do to prove they’re serious about securing the border.

Get to the Bottom of What Really Happened on January 6

For much of this year, House Democrats have flooded the airwaves with false narratives surrounding the events of January 6, 2021. Using the pulpit of primetime TV to not-so-subtly smear half the country as violent insurrectionists, the January 6 Committee politicized the investigative process and transgressed the traditional roles ascribed to congressional committees.

Fortunately, some Republicans have already discussed the prospect of investigating the Committee itself—and issuing subpoenas to Republican members of the Committee like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger—when the next Congress arrives in Washington. House Republicans must not only follow through on investigating the Committee, but should also not hesitate to promote their own hearings just as vigorously as House Democrats did earlier this year.

Moreover, House Republicans must promptly address each of the pressing questions the January 6 Committee refused to investigate—including the role of covert federal agents in participating in and potentially even helping to instigate the event, the lapse in Capitol security protocols, why the Committee never mentioned the attempted pipe bombings of the DNC and RNC, and the cruel and unusual treatment of January 6 prisoners.

Under GOP leadership, the nation deserves to finally learn the real story of what precipitated the January 6 riots.

Expose the Depths of the “Misinformation” Apparatus

Just weeks ago, the Foundation for Freedom Online published a report detailing that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) actively worked in the months leading up to the 2020 presidential election to “pre-censor” all speech that “cast doubt” on any public perception of illegitimacy surrounding the apparent “red mirage, blue shift” scenario, in which Democrats would appear to lose on election night, but then win the day after. The report found that as a consequence of DHS’s censorship campaign, nearly 22 million tweets were labeled as “misinformation” on Twitter, 859 million tweets were collected for “misinformation” analysis, and hundreds of social media posts were “impacted” by “‘misinformation’ Terms of Service policy changes.”

One of the foremost priorities of the GOP House majority must be to investigate and expose the magnitude of the censorship of American citizens by federal bureaucrats—not only on information regarding the 2020 election, but also on COVID-19, immigration, foreign policy, and any other area the censorship regime might have interest in regulating.

Investigate the Mar-a-Lago Raid

For many Americans, this summer’s raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate served as a “crossing the Rubicon” moment that reveals the disturbing extent to which the progressive ruling class will go to harm its political adversaries and solidify its power in the public square. With the clear lack of any solid legal basis for the raid (as well as the fact that the left has been targeting Trump with bogus investigations from the very moment he entered the political landscape in 2015), Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Biden administration have demonstrated that they see the federal government as a weapon with which to punish their political opponents.

With the November appointment of a special counsel to investigate Trump—who is now a declared presidential candidate for 2024 and Joe Biden’s chief political rival—the House GOP must take swift action to get to the bottom of why the raid on Mar-a-Lago took place. They also have a responsibility to expose and resist any attempt by Biden’s highly politicized Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch more politically-motivated persecutions against the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

Impeach Mayorkas, Garland

Following Democrats’ cheapening of the impeachment process during Donald Trump’s first term, House Republicans have every reason to target top-level officials in the Biden administration—particularly those who have deliberately violated the constitutional oaths they swore. Among the GOP’s top targets should be DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who has overseen the worst border crisis in recorded history, and Attorney General Merrick Garland, who has used the DOJ to target Democrats’ political opponents—as well as ordinary Americans.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has already publicly flirted with the idea of filing articles of impeachment against Mayorkas—but he should by no means stop there. In addition to overseeing and signing off on the Mar-a-Lago raid, in 2021, Garland issued an alarming memorandum at the behest of national teachers’ unions indicating that he was prepared to use the power of the DOJ to spy on, intimidate, and ultimately silence parents who spoke out at school board meetings. Last fall, a DOJ whistleblower revealed that Garland went so far as to use counterterrorism “threat tags” against these parents. If actions like these from our nation’s top law enforcement official fail to warrant an impeachment inquiry, few other actions could—and Republicans must unhesitatingly hold his feet to the fire.

For far too long, elements of the Republican establishment have paid lip service to the issues their constituents most care about, only to sit on their hands and neglect any meaningful action once they arrive in Washington. In order to lay the groundwork for a successful general election cycle in 2024, the GOP must prove that it is capable not only of winning congressional power, but also wielding it.


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Bob
2 months ago

I don’t care about the Trump raid. What I DO care about is uncovering and exposing the Bidens’ cabal to make $$$ at the US public’s expense.

Jim Bo
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob

Forget about the 2 Billion that Prince Kushner received from the Saudis. Yeah, you people are Brain Dead.

NewDay
2 months ago

Anything the Repubs try to do will be distorted by the media to look like they are mean or insensitive to certain groups of people. The repubs better unite, get tough and stick together or they are doomed to fail. The only other thing to do is sit back and hope the dems destroy each other.

Jim Bo
1 month ago
Reply to  NewDay

How is that House Speaker effort going? Right, stick together repubs….

GTPATRIOT
2 months ago

These jerks can’t even fire the janitor.

GTPATRIOT
2 months ago

These are all worthy objectives but I’m not holding my breath. As usual, there’s are lot of talk now from which there will be no action. How long do you have to watch DC before you realize that
their threats go nowhere.

Jeff
2 months ago

Impeaching Myorkas and securing the border is just one MUST do for 2023.
Failing for DHS to secure the border should result in total defunding. Same for DOJ/FBI if they fail to respond to all committee subpeona and a complete overhaul of upper management. No $$ to relocate out of DC unless it is a move to middle America (SD would be a good location).

Dan W.
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff

Great, that’s just what we need. Another phony impeachment show.

But there are just two problems: (1) the House won’t vote for impeachment and (2) there are nowhere near 60 votes in the Senate to convict even if the House voted to impeach.

BillT
2 months ago

We’ll we just had a bipartisan agreement to allow same sex and diverse marital status approved with a lot of RHINOS! With good olé Mitch running the Republican circus show it’s a disaster. Swamp creature to the hundredth degree. Unless there’s a change across the board nothing will happen happen

John401
2 months ago

Totally agree with your statement about Republicans sitting on their hands once they are in power. I have watched spineless inaction for decades and heard the talk of “crossing the aisle” to work with the Dems. The Democrats put up a united front while some Republicans defect to appear virtuous. The left is the enemy. We need to recognize that and fight!

BACKWOODS
2 months ago

Lets not forget the Covid-19 tyranny. No amnesty for what they did to this county.
Defund all three letter agencies.

johnh
2 months ago

Trump met with Kanye West & one white nationalist at Marlago this week. Trump claims he did not know Kanye friend or who he was. I cannot believe that Trump would allow people to come that close to him unless he knew them & did not feel in danger. Not good timing as, you can judge a person by the kinds of people they associate with. Trump needs to do better than this

Jeff
2 months ago
Reply to  johnh

Yes, Trump needs to do better in his actions as well as his tweets/speeches. But in this case Trump has had dealing with Kanye for years. I believe he was blindsided by this jackal on 2 points who claims he wants to run for president. First he set the president up with this Nick Fuentes character. If a friend you invite to visit brings another person who would refuse the unknown associate. Second West’s offer for Trump to be his VP was extremely demeaning. Trump must [ublicly cut all ties with Kanye West.

El Ey
2 months ago
Reply to  johnh

Johnh, I have read couple of your comments, and it appears that you are only interested in bashing the conservatives/Republican Party and Trump. Is there anything that you can say positive to inspire and give hope to your fellow Americans? Our country is so divided and probably you can start doing something or saying something that we can start uniting instead of dividing. There’s a song that I hear especially this time of the year. It starts with “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me”. God bless you and yours.

teresa Ann d'alessandro
2 months ago

pay backs will be tough dumos, won’t they! love it

Tom
2 months ago

Congress needs to open up our energy sector and start producing oil, gas ect. Biden needs to know that any veto that congress passes that is in the best interest for America, He will be impeached!!

teresa Ann d'alessandro
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom

the imposter fuhrer biden shouldn’t even be in office

johnh
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Biden is getting more & more blatant in his actions & people at WH briefings are trying to cover up his actions. Biden has left no doubt in his comments about no more drilling & war on fossil fuels. Then, he is trying to pave the way for Chevron to start oil production in Venezuela this week, does that mean Biden supports Socialist countries more than this great nation or what does he mean.

Vicky Kramer
2 months ago

Election fraud must be stopped and Jan 6th prisoners released. They have already spent too much time in prison. Also, those sentenced need to be released also.

Peter
2 months ago
Reply to  Vicky Kramer

Agree, but the January 6th, 2021 are US Citizens that were exercising their Constitutional rights! They are Political Prisoners wrongfully imprisoned for being patriots!

johnh
2 months ago
Reply to  Vicky Kramer

You bring up a good point, Trump has stated that if elected again he would consider pardons for people charged & jailed for Jan 6th actions against Capitol. Today , the head honco of Oath Keepers was found guilty of sedition……..and my question is can Trump pardon him for these crimes…..if Trump gets into office again. Also, why do people stand up for the people that stormed our nation’s capitol & injured many innocent people.

El Ey
2 months ago
Reply to  johnh

johnh, we have not seen the complete video. I did see one footage where the DC authorities were letting the patriots in. Did you see one where the protestors were being blocked! And why in the world would a hearing not include the opposite side?

Kent LIVINGSTONE
2 months ago
Reply to  Vicky Kramer

Also, Vicky you are so right, also.

Kay
2 months ago

Unless a law can be made and a concrete basis to stop illegals it will go on and on. We must stop supporting illegals and when caught no matter man, woman or child returned to their homeland. No country allows open borders, and this must be addressed immediately.

JayJay
2 months ago
Reply to  Kay

There are laws. There have been for decades, but they are never enforced.

teresa Ann d'alessandro
2 months ago
Reply to  JayJay

only enforced for conservative Americans.

John401
2 months ago
Reply to  Kay

One day we will wake up to find we have lost our great country by allowing this flood of illegals into America.

George Lawson
2 months ago

This all sounds nice, but the reality is that the House has no power on its own. As for the two impeachments recommended, there is no way to remove either from their positions without the Senate. Basically, nothing can be done but rah rah and stop Biden except for any executive orders he might impose. As for 2024, there is no way the Republicans will ever win another presidency with the ridiculous election laws in swing states. Thanks to Rinos like Bill Barr, who had the chance to get it straightened out in 2020, welcome to the new America that will soon be under total Democrat control.

Dan W.
2 months ago
Reply to  George Lawson

Did you expect Bill Barr to find 11,780 votes in Georgia’s last presidential election ?

CJ Raab
2 months ago

Disappointing coming from what is supposed to be the conservative voice of the retired. Five points for the House which other than the border crisis are political clap-trap. The short memory of the self-proclaimed conservatives amazes me. Only one reference to the medical tyranny imposed on the country for the last 30+ months and only in reference to the “misinformation apparatus” which in not new but only amplified by the social media tyrants. No mention of the republicans that openly and completely accepted the masking insanity, lock down orders and then the imposition of jab mandates by government, military and business. No priority to have those tyrannical actions and beliefs reversed and immediate steps taken to never allow such actions to occur again. Nothing from government leaders, nothing from most conservative leaders, no outcry from the public.

Crickets.

Disappointing!

It would seem evident that if bodily autonomy is not guaranteed, other freedoms are moot. I do not understand why this is not a bigger issue with AMAC and other conservatives.

Shirley Black
2 months ago
Reply to  CJ Raab

CJRaab, I completely agree with you! The other 5 points are important too but until the American people can trust their government not to mandate jabs, face coverings, lock downs and destruction of small businesses as a result we are not a republic any longer but a socialist country

BCC
2 months ago

Be really nice if any portion of these suggestions are initiated. Remains to be seen but………………..

Ira
2 months ago

#1A. Fire the 88,000 IRS “gestapo” agents hired. DEFUND them!

Steven
2 months ago
Reply to  Ira

I doubt if any agent hires will even kept up with those retiring. Funding is over 10 years.

teresa Ann d'alessandro
2 months ago
Reply to  Ira

yeah and put more ICE down at the border instead

johnh
2 months ago
Reply to  Ira

The IRS agents hired is not a correct number & is misquoted as such.

Pete from St Pete
2 months ago

They won the House, not the Senate and the Presidency. They can’t do much other than expose Democratic and progressive misdeeds. Assigning them a long list of things that need to be done and then criticizing them for not doing them all sounds like typical Republican in fighting.

Joyce Donnelly
2 months ago

Begging your pardon, but Constitutionally, Congress debates and make laws, the Senate only reviews and agrees to pass or not pass the legislation. Therefore, the Congress, representing the people shall legislate and the Senate stop it by not passing it to the President for signature. However, if they do not pass a popular bill, there could be political repercussions at the voting polls in the next elections. The Senate is now sitting on a precipice.

teresa Ann d'alessandro
2 months ago

they do have rights in the House – although things still have to be ok’d by the Senate. Biden does things he shouldn’t so why shouldn’t the House take a look to

Peter
2 months ago

You sound like former Speaker of the House Boehner “We only have 1/3 of the Government, give us the Senate and give us the Whitehouse”!

John
2 months ago

I agree with the first one “secure the border” stop flow of illegal immigrants etc Then make priority to deal with inflation, energy independence, and stop giving money “free” money. Deal with kitchen table issues that meet the needs of people first. Then you can take on all the rest of the issues. I want to have things addressed that will improve my life. Also, get to balancing the budget, bring back Clintons welfare to work program, improve apprenticeship programs, lower the cost of college and get all education back to basics so our children will receive an education to be successful. Get things done.

Robert Streeper
2 months ago

I would be happy if both parties would just get back to legislating and trying to help American citizens instead of investigating, impeaching, and impuning one another. Maybe they could serve the public for a change?

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