Representative Mike Waltz (R-FL) recently announced that he will be joining the House Oversight Committee. The Republican-led committee is in the process of investigating President Joe Biden (D) and the alleged criminal exploits of his family.
Rep. Waltz said he is looking forward to working with the chairman of the Committee, Representative James Comer (R-KY).
“Over the last three years we’ve seen an unprecedented expansion of the federal government that has empowered Washington bureaucrats and caused further hardship for Americans across the country,” said Waltz. “I look forward to working with Chairman James Comer to ensure the government is functioning as Congress intended it to and reign in the Biden Administration’s regulatory overreach, wasteful spending, and unlawful power grabs across the federal bureaucracy.”
The Florida congressman concluded, “Additionally, I look forward to using my national security background in investigating illicit financial schemes to further help Chairman Comer’s inquiry into the Biden family’s foreign financial dealings with America’s adversaries.”
Chairman Comer said that Rep. Waltz brings “a unique experience” to the table for the Committee.
“I am thrilled to have Michael Waltz join the Oversight Committee to help us identify problems in the federal bureaucracy and propose solutions to make our government more effective, efficient, and transparent to the American people,” said Chairman Comer. “Michael Waltz brings a unique experience earned from a lifetime of service as a combat-decorated Green Beret that will help us in our mission to be the voice of the American people in Washington and to fight for them.”
However, Representative Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) – another member of the House Oversight Committee – does not share the same affection for Comer that Waltz mentioned in his announcement.
In an interview on the “Alien Super Show,” Rep. Moskowitz jokingly mentioned that Comer would receive a candle at his kid’s bar mitzvah.
— Congressman Jared Moskowitz (@RepMoskowitz) December 9, 2023
Additionally, Rep. Moskowitz commented on what it’s like to be a member of the Oversight Committee.
“It feels like, well, since it’s topical, it literally feels like being at a Broadway play.”
Moskowitz is a freshman congressman. Before running for the House, he served as the leader of Florida’s Division of Emergency Management.