With Republicans taking control of the House, the investigation of the Commanders will be “over”

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With the Republicans officially reclaiming control of the House of Representatives, they’ll also control all committees. Including the House Oversight Committee.

Thus, and as expected, the development means that the investigation of the Commanders will end.

Via Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the leading Republican on the Committee said in a statement on Wednesday of the Commanders probe, “It’s over.”

The new Congress won’t convene until January. As noted by Maske, it’s expected that a report will be issued regarding the investigation before then, by the Democratic representatives who continue to control the Committee.

In many respects, the Oversight Committee’s probe has become moot. Commanders owner Daniel Snyder has put the team on the market. And other entities are investigating and/or litigating the same subject matter that Congress was exploring.

88 responses to “With Republicans taking control of the House, the investigation of the Commanders will be “over”

  1. Our govt.doesnt need to investigate any football team. Bigger fish to fry. Fix our country.

  2. Maybe concentrate on inflation, border security and affordable housing for the poor. You know, stuff that affects millions of Americans….

  3. The government should absolutely be investigating these billion dollar corporations. They are the big fish that are able to skirt law and end up frying the little guy.

  4. It’s unfortunate that what’s “right” or “wrong” can change so easily, and the fortunes of a scumbag like Snyder can change because a couple of people in faraway states got enough votes.

  5. I think investigating a football team with our tax dollars is ridiculous. This country is a mess right now maybe focus on how to pull us out of the ungodly inflation we’re seeing.

  6. Politicians letting off wealthy donors off the hook….who pay for their reelection campaigns?

    American Government at its finest.

  7. No need to find out the truth when political allies may have broken the law. What are donations for if not to make sure rich people to have zero consequence for their actions?

  8. as a life long republican I will tell you that the new majority has much bigger fish to fry – starting with looking in the mirror and finding the guts to respect and defend the United States Constitution.

  9. You may be right but I’m not sure about that. Regardless, Snyder is probably going to sell which is what everyone wants to happen, even Republicans. Republicans are just as unhappy about his toxic work environment and poorly run business. It may not be as high a priority as with democrats, but they want to see him sell as well.

  10. Of course there’s more important things in this country to take care of. But that doesn’t mean rich people or anyone for that matter should be allowed to break the law without consequences just because there’s more important things to deal with. If that was the case then cops shouldn’t investigate anything other than murders right?

  11. So you’re saying Republicans realize the federal government has much more important things they should be doing?

  12. Investigating the Commanders is a complete fraud and for what? To get some perks? Season tickets? Investigate the source of COVID. Shut off the flow of illicit fentanyl. Real stuff.

  13. You mean the law & order party doesn’t care about law & order? I never would’ve thought!

  14. The Autumn Wind says:
    November 16, 2022 at 8:48 pm
    Our govt.doesnt need to investigate any football team. Bigger fish to fry. Fix our country.

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    Fixing country involves such investigations.

  15. It’s really awkward when most comments on this site get 100 total votes, and then one comment randomly gets almost 10x that amount.

  16. Did ANYONE vote for their representatives because they wanted those representatives to investigate the Commanders? Why should Congress waste time and money on something that affects relatively few people?

  17. Who cares, it’s a sports team with a crappy owner; there are a lot of them. It’s the fan’s fault for blindly supporting them no matter what. Politician’s actually have more important work to do.

  18. So if the new party in power does not believe that sexual assualt, fraud, and corruption in a major business are serious problems you have to wonder what their priorities are.

  19. Any investigation should be carried out by the DOJ and/or local district attorneys. Congress needs to get back to the nation’s business.

  20. Fixing the failing economy stock market crashing and slowing record inflation should probably be what they focus on.

  21. This is a non issue. A football team, give me a break. Many more important things to do like trying get the country back on track.

  22. I am fundamentally aligned against anyone or any group who would ever want to let Snyder and types like him off the hook.

  23. The Autumn Wind says:
    November 16, 2022 at 8:48 pm
    Our govt.doesnt need to investigate any football team. Bigger fish to fry. Fix our country.
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    Exactly

  24. people say govt needs to leave private business alone! except when they want publicly-funded stadiums LOL

  25. Good…. now focus on fixing what they screwed up the last couple of years!!! Wasting time, energy and money on what should be law enforcement issue, either State or Federal but NOT a congressional issue

  26. At least two pieces of legislation to combat sexual assualt and harassment have already resulted from this investigation. Why is it that one party is not concerned at all about these important issues?

  27. The only investigating this house will be doing is investigating the people who investigated the animals who breached the capitol, assaulted the police and tried to stop congress from doing its job.

  28. People saying they should use their time and resources for other things don’t seem to grasp the reality that they won’t be doing those things either. They’re not stopping the investigation to do more important things, they’re stopping the investigation because the GOP doesn’t go after their own, the rich.

  29. I am a middle of the road guy in politics. They do not need to investigate football teams. Also I don’t understand the people who are constantly stating the Republicans take care of the rich. They might have money because they worked for it. One of my biggest problems with the democratic side is their work histories. For many of them they don’t have one, our current president included. Sure he was in politics for most of his life which is a job, but he literally accomplished nothing.

  30. Not sure why people want the government to focus on “more important” things. Preventing billionaires from doing whatever they want isn’t important? They’ve been focusing on those “more important” things for the last 50 years or more. Why not show rich people they can’t just buy themselves out of trouble?

  31. Our government is constantly getting into sports prosecutions as a way to deter from the fact that it no longer works for the citizens of this country. Fraud in sports can be taken care of with law suits and if a team needs to be sold and forced in that direction the NFL has the power to do that in order to save its product. We don’t need Congress getting into what can already be handled. We need them to concentrate on the business we send them to Washington for!
    Representing us!
    They aren’t leaders,they are employees!

  32. Everything is fine. Nothing to see here.
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    “ALL IS WELL!”

  33. Or, the committee found that there was nothing going on that wasn’t already addressed or properly under the purview of the criminal and civil justice system.

    This same House committee had a series of hearings on flea collars for pets around the time of the Goodell testimony. There were about twice as many committee members and staff at those hearings than in the room to hear the commissioner. That should tell you how much Congress cared about these “important issues” when the TV news cameras were off.

  34. I dont like Dan Snyder – but this was not where Congress should have been focusing its attention.

  35. Mike likes to think that Govt will get involved with betting. Spoiler alert. As long the Grumpy Old People have any say that won’t be happening either.

  36. birds of a feather says:
    November 17, 2022 at 11:47 am
    I am a middle of the road guy in politics. They do not need to investigate football teams. Also I don’t understand the people who are constantly stating the Republicans take care of the rich. They might have money because they worked for it.
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    Worked for the money has nothing to do with it. The Republican Party has traditionally been the party of the well-off. The previous administration proved this, passing massive tax cuts for the wealthy while normal folks are paying more under the same law. They are currently led by a man who claims to be a billionaire although his debts outweigh his assets.

  37. Stop investigating them and just end the NFL’s tax breaks. Use the money to fix real problems in the US. If you want your government to actually be effective, it must stop playing around with sports teams and this includes tax breaks.

  38. Of course they’re going to end the investigation on one of their biggest financial contributors! That’s how politicians work!

  39. Jon Gruden just said all the things most of us already say in private. His problem was saying it on emails.

  40. The Congress has far more important things to be investigating that whether Dan Snyder, who is selling the team anyway, is a bad guy or not.

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