Ranking Member Raskin’s Statement on White House Response to House Republicans’ Stunt Subpoena and Interview Requests
Washington, D.C. (November 17, 2023)—Rep. Jamie Raskin, Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, issued the following statement after the White House Counsel’s Office responded to Chairmen Comer and Jordan’s stunt subpoena and transcribed interview requests as part of their sham impeachment inquiry:
“Chairman Comer’s flailing and unauthorized ‘impeachment inquiry’ into President Biden just ran into a brick wall of arguments by the White House that should really make him rethink the whole embarrassing and self-destructive exercise. The legislative process is designed to enhance the common good of the people and should never be used just to smear and harass a President, his White House staff, and people in his family.
“Throughout this investigation, Chairman Comer has distorted a lot of facts, invented some, and concealed the evidence in an effort to distract from his utter failure to find any proof of wrongdoing by the President, much less an impeachable offense.
“These recent subpoena and transcribed interview requests are another vain attempt to interfere with the justice system and existing special counsel investigations. With the possible exception of Donald Trump, nobody is impressed by the Chairman’s requests.”