House Democrats are going on a hiring spree as they prepare to use their new legislative majority to investigate President Trump.
CNN reports that Democrats, who have spent months planning for these investigations, are “expected to double the number of their staffers.” They’re especially interested in legal experts and those with investigative experience, including candidates with a background in areas like criminal law and money laundering.
Although Democrats can’t actually hire anyone until they officially take control of the House, the job search for new staffers apparently started as soon as the day after the midterm elections in November, CNN reports. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) said that they’re hearing from people “just wanting to be part of this historic moment,” while Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said, “We’re being deluged with resumes.”
Clearly, they’ll need a lot of help, as various Democratic committees, which will now have subpoena power, are expected to probe everything from Trump’s tax returns to the Trump Organization to the recent death of a migrant in U.S. custody. There are going to be so many investigations, in fact, that Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is expected to hold weekly meetings with committee chairs to “discuss priorities.”
When Democrats officially take the majority on Jan. 3, it will be off to the races, with one source saying it will be “a little bit of drinking out of a fire hose in the beginning.” Brendan Morrow