Republican legislators did not object to conducting an impeachment investigation into President Biden during Thursday’s conference meeting, as House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer reported.
Mr. Comer said his Republican colleagues wanted more information on how an impeachment inquiry gives more authority to both committees. They are looking into claims that the President’s son took advantage of his father’s position in government to strike lucrative business deals abroad, and the President knew about and participated in these schemes.
The Republican from Kentucky claimed that a large crowd had access to the open mic, but nobody had voiced any worries about the impeachment process, future stages, or the lack of evidence.
Rep. Marc Molinaro, a Republican from a Democratic-leaning district in New York, said he is okay with the speaker’s decision to move on the impeachment process. He said it is ultimately up to us to decide whether or not these improper actions constitute actual corruption.
New York Republican Nick Lalota, who represents a swing seat, says lawmakers should seek the truth.
It’s obvious, he said, that foreign entities have paid the president’s family tens of millions of dollars for work for which they have no qualifications. If that got to the president, Congress has to know what concessions the United States would have to make.
On Tuesday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy opened an impeachment investigation, saying that more power for Congress to get hard-to-obtain papers from Mr. Biden was necessary.
Together with the House Judiciary and Ways and Means Committees, the Oversight panel will lead the investigation. Both boards have spoken with “whistleblowers” from the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation who say they were stopped from looking into material that would have linked Mr. Biden to his son’s business deals.
This month, the House will convene a hearing to provide evidence of the Biden family’s acts that Republicans claim show corruption, marking the beginning of the impeachment probe.