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House lawmakers voted 221-212 along party lines to authorize an impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden. House GOP lawmakers voted on the impeachment inquiry because the White House refused to submit requested documents without the formal inquiry. In a letter sent to Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Richard Sauber, special counsel to the president, claimed the subpoenas are “congressional harassment.”

After the vote last night, Jordan said, “The House has now spoken, and I think pretty loudly, pretty clearly with every single Republican voting in favor of moving into this official impeachment inquiry phase of our constitutional duty to do oversight.”

Rep. Nick LaLota (R-N.Y.) made a statement supporting the inquiry, saying his constituents are “mighty suspicious of folks from the president’s family making tens of millions of dollars in professions in which they had no experience.”

The House GOP alleges that the president and his family profited from Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China during Joe Biden’s two terms as vice president. The White House disputes those accusations, and has made statements saying there is no evidence to support those claims. In a statement yesterday, Hunter Biden claimed there was no link to President Biden, saying, “There is no evidence to support the allegations that my father was financially involved in my business.”