Oversight Committee investigation of Commanders will end, if Republicans regain control of House

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It’s no surprise, at all. But since the ranking member of the U.S. House Oversight & Reform Committee said it on Wednesday, it needs to be repeated.

Rep. James Comer, a Republican from Kentucky, told the Washington Times (via TheHill.com) that the investigation of the Commanders will end, if the Republicans reclaim control of the House of Representatives in November.

Comer called the investigation a waste of tax dollars, and not a priority for the Republican members of Congress.

“The Democrats know that the outcome of the midterm elections is not favorable for them,” Comer told the Times. “Whether it’s the Washington Football Team investigation or whatever investigation they have against any of the oil CEOs, they should probably focus on wrapping it up before Dec. 31.”

That’s one of the basic realties of our currently dysfunctional political system. Bipartisan action doesn’t occur. One party believes in regulation and accountability of private business when necessary. The other party believes it’s rarely if ever necessary.

Comer’s comments come at a time when the Committee has been unable to serve a subpoena on Commanders owner Daniel Snyder. If he’s filling to float in international waters on his superyacht for six months, maybe the subpoena will never be served.

50 responses to “Oversight Committee investigation of Commanders will end, if Republicans regain control of House

  1. I remember back in maybe 2002 or so when the republicans had control of both houses and the Oval Office. And their big topic that year? Doping in baseball. I was disgusted. War? Poverty? No, lets look into how rich people cheat each other.

    Is this any different? Inflation, crime, Ukraine, supply chain shortages. Do we need to worry about the Washington Commanders?

  2. Makes sense. Oversite over an NFL team is so far down on the priority list. How about starting with tackling inflation, or maybe crime or immigration?

  3. Congress needs to worry about inflation and fuel prices that are crippling the average American family, not football. Priorities.

  4. The Republican Party: the party of lie, steal, cheat, ignore subpoenas, and get away with whatever you can get away with. The founding fathers are turning in their graves.

  5. Of course they end the investigation, just another do the opposite of the other party at any cost.

  6. so he is saying the republicans will cater to the wealthy and let big money do whatever it wants regardless of their behavior. Look, I have been advocating for people to get both the dems and reps out of office altogethter, they are in cahoots and want nothing more than to maintain the status quo– but saying it’s okay for billionaires to do whatever they want is just not cool at all

  7. Yes, let’s let the billionaires regulate themselves and their business practices. Don’t worry, y’all. They’ll look out for the little guys. *Wink*

  8. This sadly shows the Republican party has generally turned into the ‘lack of transparency and honesty party’. You can down vote if you wish, but this is from the UK looking on from the outside and an independent view.

  9. I have no love lost for Snyder but so will the ongoing sham shows on Capitol Hill.

  10. It’s amazing he’d admit so point blank that they wouldn’t investigate oil companies for any reason. Their loyalty isn’t to the American people, it’s the moneyed interests that support their campaign. Dems are hardly any better, and it’s the American people that suffer.

  11. Trickle-down economics has been exposed for what it is: a way to make the rich even richer while reducing the size of the pie sliver for the common man. Why anyone would continue to vote for candidates who perpetuate this system is beyond me.

  12. I am not a fan of Snyder or the WFT but it should end. It is none of their damn business.

  13. Synder just biding his time. Current betting markets project the Republicans have a 90% and 69% chance to retake the house and senate respectively. Congress will go on recess shortly and his lawyers will stall until Nov.

    We live in a great country but its clear there are two systems of justice – one for those with resources and one of those without.

  14. So you see it as a systemic flaw that if people don’t like what congress is doing they can elect a different congress?

  15. Why is congress even involved in this? It is a league issue, let them resolve it. If Snyder doesn’t like the eventual outcome he can take it to court and fight it. To me it sounds like the league wants congress to do their dirty work so there are no trial depositions for people to see (see Stl vs NFL). Congress has so many really important things to do like gas prices, inflation, crime upsurge, open borders, baby formula shortage, fentanyl trafficking, etc, etc………….. and getting involved in this is not a top priority. I would be willing to bet that outside of the NFL fans very few people know or care about this issue.

  16. Maybe its because the issues aren’t congress’s concern. The NFL should handle it and if laws were broken, let law enforcement deal with it.

  17. Oh no. How will the country survive without our highest elected officials conducting an HR investigation of a pro football team? This is an excellent use of time and taxpayer resources. Said no one ever.

  18. And this is why Snyder will never testify. He’s just running out the clock.

  19. There shouldnt even be a House investigation into this. Dan has never been found guilty of any crime. Bigger issues House of Reps.

  20. The only possible check on huge corporations is big government. That’s why huge corporations buy people and put them in government.

  21. Sounds like less a political philosophy debate than an acknowledgement of the reality that Congress wasting money and time investigating a sports owner, no matter how terrible, is a stupid thing to do when we are facing mass inflation, a recession, and the prospect of WWIII. If Democrats really believe nailing Dan Snyder will somehow save their political fortunes they are more desperate than I thought.

  22. Both the GOP and the Dems have become incredibly unlikeable parties. It’s time for a 3rd political party based on common sense to emerge. That, and we need to start using ranked choice voting- that way, we’re not forced to choose between two presidential candidates that have a combined age of 160 years old in 2024.

  23. While I am a member of the blue team, so to speak, I do think that Congress has more important things to spend time on than this. The only exception to this would be if the (ahem) Commanders were still playing in RFK Stadium, which was built on Federal land in DC if I’m not mistaken – that might give Congress more plausible jurisdiction. That said, as repulsive as the NFL is, and Snyder is, it really is their matter to resolve. And the football consumer can always vote with his her wallet/purse – as thousands of former season ticket holders of the WFT (or WTF) already have

  24. The only possible check on huge corporations is big government. That’s why huge corporations buy people and put them in government.

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    OK, but where’s the check on big, overreaching government? Remember, the Constitution was written to protect the people from the overreaches of government, not the other way around.

  25. 99.99999% of the country will get nothing out of what can happen to the Commander. We would prefer our employees in Washington to address issues that help the rest of the country

  26. Everyone that pays taxes should want accountability on billionaires taking advantage of workers

  27. While Snyder is a scumbag and should be held accountable – that’s the NFL’s job. And Congress can’t do much about inflation, supply chain, gas prices, etc. It should be focused on RESTORING OUR DEMOCRACY!!!

  28. The committee is supposed to conduct oversight of government agencies. The House has a Commerce and Energy committee chaired by Frank Pallone to oversee private businesses. This is just a case where the committee chariwoman got a bee in her bonnet about Snyder. He can likely stall for 6 more months and run out the clock.

  29. I see alot of people have no idea on how govt works, and/or failed econ 101. Can’t understand simple supply and demand curves or the fact that Congress doesn’t control gas prices. The HOUSE OVERSIGHT is doing exactly the job it’s supposed to. Some people can in fact do more then one thing at time.

  30. Inflation is strangling families with energy and food prices skyrocketing. Millions of people are flooding over our southern border at will along with Fentanyl that kills over 100,000 Americans each year. We are borrowing billions of dollars that we don’t have to fight a war in Ukraine while Iran pursues nukes. Maybe congress has better things to do rather than policing billionaire owners and millionaire players playing a game.

  31. Theclarks says:
    I see alot of people have no idea on how govt works, and/or failed econ 101. Can’t understand simple supply and demand curves or the fact that Congress doesn’t control gas prices. The HOUSE OVERSIGHT is doing exactly the job it’s supposed to. Some people can in fact do more then one thing at time.
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    Exactly! It never ceases to amaze me how many people on this site have absolutely no idea how our government works… But then I think back to all the people who slept through my high school civics class, and it all makes sense…

  32. I guess when there’s nothing going on in the US and the rest of the world, the Congress has to find something to do.

  33. All current congress needs to do then is work on lowering inflation, handle the border crisis, rising crime, reverse the EOs that were designed to cripple our energy independence on fossil fuels. Fix those things then maybe they hold onto their seats and can continue to pursue their Commanders workplace investigation. So really the ball’s in their court.

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