In a Tuesday address to House Republicans, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) presented the case for initiating an impeachment inquiry against President Biden.
Reliable sources had revealed that McCarthy sees the inquiry as the “logical next step” following a series of investigations spearheaded by the Republican-majority House.
McCarthy on Tuesday said House Republicans have “uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct.”
GOP committee chairs will gather for a pivotal meeting on Thursday at 8 AM in a closed-door leadership session, where significant developments related to the ongoing investigations into the Biden family will be disclosed.
High-ranking Republicans like Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jamie Comer of Kentucky, who lead the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees respectively, are slated to spearhead this assembly.
During this assembly, McCarthy plans to emphasize that both chairs have collected enough evidence that calls for the House to formalize the impeachment inquiry to gain access to the Bidens’ bank records and other critical documents.
According to an official statement provided to Breitbart News last month, McCarthy emphasized the gravity of such an undertaking, stating, “To open an impeachment inquiry is a serious matter, and House Republicans would not take it lightly or use it for political purposes.”
He further clarified the procedural specifics, asserting, “The American people deserve to be heard on this matter through their elected representatives. That’s why, if we move forward with an impeachment inquiry, it would occur through a vote on the floor of the People’s House and not through a declaration by one person.”
However, securing the necessary 218 votes for an impeachment inquiry is far from guaranteed.
A fraction of GOP members, including Reps. Ken Buck (CO) and Don Bacon (NE), have expressed their reservations about the move.
Buck, during an interview with MSNBC, mentioned, “The time for impeachment is the time when there’s evidence linking President Biden — if there’s evidence linking President Biden — to a high crime or misdemeanor. That doesn’t exist right now.”
On the other hand, Bacon told Politico, “As of now I don’t support [an impeachment inquiry]. I think an inquiry should be based on evidence of a crime that points directly to President Biden, or if the President doesn’t cooperate by not providing documents.”
Echoing these sentiments, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) voiced to CNN, “That’s what the inquiry is for, to get more evidence. Any piece of evidence, right or wrong, I want the American people to see all of it, whether it backs us up or not.”
The allegations stacked against Joe Biden are vast, ranging from photos, texts, and audio-visual recordings to testimonies from whistleblowers and IRS reports.
These evidences touch upon suspicious wire transfers, communications, Joe’s association with Hunter’s business associates, and claims concerning Hunter’s financial activities tied to his father.
Public opinion on this matter, as per a recent CNN survey, shows that 61% of Americans believe in Joe Biden’s involvement in his family’s business endeavors in China and Ukraine.
Only 38% seem to think otherwise, and a mere 1% believe that even if he was implicated, he wasn’t in the wrong.
The GOP’s slim House majority means they can’t afford to lose more than five votes on the impeachment inquiry.
A failure to obtain the requisite votes would pose a significant setback for McCarthy and his party, rendering their extensive investigations inconsequential in the impending general elections.
Further complicating matters are the assertions from determined impeachment proponents, like Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who have overtly warned of efforts to oust McCarthy if the House abstains from voting on impeachment.