House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-KY) commenced Wednesday’s Congressional hearing by delineating the myriad threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), but the hearing quickly devolved into chaos.

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Comer outlined how the CCP is executing a broad influence and infiltration campaign that undermines various crucial sectors in the United States, including the military, technology, finance, agriculture, education, intellectual property, and federal agencies.

Comer stated that the hearing represents the start of a series aimed at uncovering the extent of China’s perilous infiltration endeavors and will delve into potential strategies that federal agencies can employ to counter these threats. However, the hearing descended into chaos as Comer and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) engaged in a heated exchange, resulting in accusations of requiring therapy.

Intended to scrutinize financial records and evaluate possible international conflicts of interest, the session witnessed tensions rise, and discussions take on a personal tone. At the heart of the debate were the bank statements and financial transactions of prominent political figures: Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

Comer, not holding back, responded with a broader critique of the committee’s focus, which he felt was misplaced: “No, this is a hearing on China, and you all have an obsession with Russia and Trump. It’s disturbing!” Comer then hilariously added, “You all need therapy, Mr. Raskin.”

“No no, you need therapy,” Raskin said. “You’re the one who’s involved with the deranged politician, not me. I’ve divorced myself from Donald Trump a long time ago.”


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