Kevin McCarthy: ‘Logical Next Step’ Is Impeachment Inquiry into Joe Biden
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will announce to House Republicans on Thursday that the “logical next step” in the investigation of the Biden family is an impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden.
The meeting is set for an AM closed-door leadership session so lawmakers can receive an update on House Oversight Committee Chair Jamie Comer and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan’s investigation.
McCarthy plans to say that Comer and Jordan now have enough evidence that necessitates an impeachment inquiry into Biden in order to obtain the the president’s bank records and other documents.
However, it remains to be seen whether there are 218 House Republicans who will vote for an impeachment inquiry.
Some Republicans, including Reps. Ken Buck (Colo.), Don Bacon (Neb.), and even Rand Paul have been hesitant about the need for an impeachment inquiry.
“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,” Buck told MSNBC on Sunday.
“As of now I don’t support [an impeachment inquiry],” Bacon told Politico Tuesday.
“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…”
But most GOP members appear to support an impeachment inquiry.
“That’s what the inquiry is for, to get more evidence,” Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) told CNN on Monday.
“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 against Joe Biden include various photos, texts, video, an audio recordings, as well as IRS and former business partner whistleblower testimonies:
In June, Comer said the Biden family may have accepted payments in excess of $40 million from shady foreign nationals for influence peddling.
Comer said his panel found “six specific policy decisions” on which Biden took action, indicating that he may have been “compromised.”
Four of the six policy decisions “were made while Joe Biden was president early on — [where] we cannot come to any other conclusion as to why these decisions were made, other than the fact that this president is compromised,” Comer noted.
“This was organized crime. There’s no other way to define it,” Comer alleged.
READ: Comer on Biden Scandal: “I Can’t Think of a Worse Thing That a President in History Has Done”