(PartiallyPolitics.com) – The House Oversight Committee is keeping its distance from Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and their push to bring Tara Reade in for an interview. Reade had previously alleged that president Biden had sexually assaulted her.
Gaetz had announced that the panel’s chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) had approved of the interview. However, On Wednesday Greene claimed that there was some “miscommunication,” and that she is currently in the process of calling Reade in for a transcribed interview.
Gaetz, who is not a member of the House Oversight panel, had said during his recent podcast episode which was released on Wednesday that Comer had told Greene that she had the green light to bring Reade in for a transcribed interview. During the 2020 presidential campaign, Reade had come forth and accused Biden of sexually assaulting her during her time working as a staffer in his Senate office in 1993. Biden had vehemently denied these allegations.
The House Oversight Committee was quick to put out a statement pushing back against Gaetz’s comments stating that the committee is looking into the Biden family’s business schemes and bank records. They added that Chairman Comer was happy to talk with Gaetz about any other issues he believed should also be brought forth for oversight.
In an interview with Politico, Comer added that he didn’t “even know who that is” when asked about Reade coming in for an interview. He then claimed that the committee had not put forth any such announcement. Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) also told The Hill that he was not aware of a Reade being brought in for an interview either.
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