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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is pledging that Republicans will launch “real investigations” of Democrats’ “fraud and abuse” if the GOP wins back the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections.
During an interview with Breitbart News, McCarthy said Republicans will launch investigations into whether Pelosi’s husband engaged in insider trading as well as Hunter Biden over his art deals.
“You know what? We will look at any of the fraud and abuse that has gone on,” McCarthy vowed. “We will have real investigations.”
Recent financial reports revealed Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, exercised call options on 4,000 shares of Alphabet, Inc., Google’s parent company, a week before the House Judiciary Committee decided to advance antitrust legislation that would impact the company.
Paul Pelosi netted a gain of $4.8 million at the time.
McCarthy said that is worth an investigation if Republicans take back the House next November.
McCarthy also spoke about Hunter Biden selling his “artwork” for a reported half a million dollars, which many can clearly see as suspicious given the Biden administration has not disclosed who is buying the art.
“Which American would not be worried about [inflation]? Pelosi wouldn’t be worried about it because she and her husband just made $5 million, not buying stock, but trading options on tech stocks when Congress was actually taking legislation up, $5 million in one month. Can you imagine that?” McCarthy said.
“And then you’ve got the only other person who wouldn’t be nervous about inflation. If you had a son that was an artist that could sell paintings for $500,000 — which, he’s never been an artist before,” he added.
“Those are the only two families that I could think of that aren’t worried about inflation in America,” he added.
“Think about it. Pelosi starts and tells you you can’t get a haircut, but she gets one,” McCarthy said.
“You’ve got Gavin Newsom who sits there and tells you you’ve got to wear a mask as you’re eating dinner — even then he goes out with everybody, doesn’t have it on, and then anybody else can’t go out to eat, and he goes to one of the most expensive restaurants in California,” he added.
“You’ve got Paul Pelosi and Nancy Pelosi off the investment of options into high-tech stocks, yet at the same time Congress is taking up the issue. You’ve got Nancy Pelosi now claiming that you have to wear a mask if you’re in the House, but not in the Senate — because the science is different — but she doesn’t wear a mask,” said McCarthy, continuing.
“They are not ‘for the people.’ They are about themselves, and this is the wake-up call of this new Republican party.”