Republicans in the House have intensely investigated Joe Biden and his family over alleged corruption while in public service. Inquiries have gone on for years while people wonder why nothing has been done with each release of new evidence or witness testimony.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has been questioned about the issue since Biden took office. He is under pressure to make something happen as people’s faith in the congressional system fades. Something changed this week, and McCarthy appears to be opening the door to holding Joe Biden accountable.
From Fox News:
Fox News Digital has confirmed House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., will tell House Republicans today that beginning an impeachment inquiry against President Biden is “the logical next step.”
Starting an inquiry sets in motion the first step of the impeachment process. This will result in evidence being gathered for the articles, or charges, of impeachment against an official. McCarthy is planning a meeting on Thursday morning, Fox reported, for key House committee chairs to present evidence and report on the status of the Biden family investigations.
House Republicans have been digging into Biden and his family business since before he was elected president. A key inquiry target is his son, Hunter Biden. At the heart of the Hunter Biden investigation from three separate GOP-led committees are allegations that he leveraged his father’s official government positions to secure financially lucrative foreign business arrangements.
One of the biggest questions Republicans must answer in the impeachment inquiry is whether Joe Biden received personal gain from his son’s business activities or if he abused his official position as an elected official to influence those deals.
“To open an impeachment inquiry is a serious matter, and House Republicans would not take it lightly or use it for political purposes,” McCarthy said in a statement. “The American people deserve to be heard on this matter through their elected representatives.”
McCarthy faces pressure from different factions within his party ranging from some wanting a hard-charging impeachment inquiry to those who don’t want it at all. Other GOP members have accused the speaker of teasing impeachment to avoid confrontations during the ongoing budget negotiations with the administration. Other GOP hardliners have threatened to try to remove McCarthy if there is no impeachment.
Succeeding in an impeachment against the president is not an easy task. Republicans must gain 218 votes in the House to secure an impeachment vote and the GOP holds a narrow 222-212 majority. If an impeachment inquiry fails, Republicans would have egg on their face when facing voters in the 2024 presidential election.
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Source: Fox News