Comer threatens to subpoena Biden administration over Kerry paperwork
Home Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) is threatening to subpoena the Biden administration over paperwork associated to Local weather Envoy John Kerry’s workplace and work.
Comer has previously requested documents associated to Kerry’s work because the particular envoy for local weather — a task which places the previous secretary of state on the helm of local weather diplomacy efforts.
In a brand new letter Tuesday to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Comer requested communications associated to the local weather envoy’s price range, an inventory of staff inside his workplace, communications with third events and paperwork associated to Kerry’s journey.
He threatened to compel the discharge of those paperwork if they aren’t voluntarily turned over, writing: “If the Division refuses to supply paperwork and knowledge on this matter, the Committee must think about different means, together with obligatory course of.”
Comer additionally raised issues about the truth that Kerry carries important tasks however that his place didn’t require Senate affirmation.
“Envoy Kerry is participating in actions that skirt congressional authority, threaten overseas coverage beneath the guise of local weather advocacy, and will undermine our financial well being,” he wrote.
“But, Envoy Kerry and his workplace are refusing to be clear about their actions, spending, and staffing with the Committee—and the American individuals,” he added.
The Hill has reached out to Kerry’s workplace for remark. Kerry has been the lead U.S. negotiator for local weather points because the begin of the Biden administration, together with at previous world local weather summits in Glasgow, Scotland, and Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
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