The Republican chair of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee recently said that President Joe Biden would soon be the focus of an impeachment inquiry.
After the GOP has been investigating various aspects of Biden’s presidency and his family’s business dealings over the last few months, Kentucky Representative James Comer said last week that a formal impeachment inquiry is likely now “imminent.”
Comer’s committee has led investigations into the foreign business dealings of the Biden family, so he has inside knowledge into the situation. When speaking with Sean Hannity on Fox News last week, he said that his committee likely would hold a vote in the near future about whether an impeachment inquiry should formally be opened.
As he said:
“There’s consensus in our conference now that we are going to have to go to the impeachment inquiry. Obviously, that will be Speaker McCarthy’s call, but I feel like we’re there now, Sean. I feel like that is imminent.”
The administration has consistently said that BIden has never been involved in his son Hunter’s business dealings, which have been scrutinized by multiple investigators. The White House has even gone as far as saying that Biden wasn’t even aware of any of the details regarding his son’s business dealings.
That being said, Republicans in the House have said that evidence suggests otherwise.
“I am here to tell you, Sean, Joe Biden was front and center. He met with every one of these people that he claimed he never with, that he never spoke to, and we are putting together the timeline where Hunter Biden was traveling to many of these countries on Air Force Two while Joe Biden was vice president.”
Last Wednesday, the Oversight Committee requested that the National Archives produce any record that details where and when Hunter Biden might’ve had access to the plane. Recent reports have suggested the president’s son accompanied his dad – who was then serving as vice president – for more than a dozen trips overseas on Air Force Two.
While a few House Republicans have already filed impeachment paperwork to move the process forward, Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s conference hasn’t officially announced what will happen to this point.
Representatives Andy Ogles of Tennessee and Greg Steube of Florida are two people who have filed such paperwork. Steube released a statement in early August that touched on the topic. In it, he said:
“It’s long past time to impeach Joe Biden. He has undermined the integrity of his office, brought disrepute on the presidency, betrayed his trust as president, and acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice at the expense of America’s citizens.”
Others, such as Representative Ralph Norman of South Carolina, believe the House needs to proceed with impeachment inquiries. Recently, he praised the investigative work that Comer’s committee has done, commenting to Just the News:
“I don’t know what more people need. Now’s the time. If not now, when?
“Since Republicans have taken over, James Comer has done a great job of exposing – not hearsay, not innuendo, not anecdotal evidence – but direct evidence that links the leader of the free world, Joe Biden, and his son, Hunter, to a money laundering scheme.”