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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:46 PM

GOP panel picks James Comer as top Republican on Oversight Committee

Source: Politico

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/29/gop-james-comer-oversight-committee-344870

The Republican Steering Committee on Monday tapped Rep. James Comer of Kentucky to be the top Republican on the Oversight and Reform Committee, placing him on the frontlines of fighting Democratic oversight efforts and filling a key post that has gone without a permanent leader for months.

During a closed-door Steering panel meeting in the basement of the Capitol, Republicans selected Comer — a businessman and farm owner who served as Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture — to be the ranking member of the Oversight panel.

The race came down to a three-way competition between Comer, who came to Congress in 2017; Rep. Jody Hice of Georgia, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and former talk radio host and pastor; and freshman Rep. Mark Green of Tennessee, a West Point grad, combat veteran and ER physician.

All three lawmakers made their pitch before the Steering Committee, which includes members of leadership and a cross section of the GOP conference, though House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) vote holds the most weight. The full House GOP conference still must approve the Steering panel’s recommendation.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:48 PM

1. Grooming the Boy to fill

Moscow Mitch's position?

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:59 PM

2. That was my first thought.

McConnell is already 78. Assuming he wins reelection, he would be 84 at the end of his term—definitely time for new blood. Of course, I hope he loses this year. The only thing that would please me more is seeing Trump lose.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 04:15 PM

3. Another Captain

Obvious moment for the Rethugs.

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