- House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is considering launching an impeachment inquiry into President Biden over unproven allegations of financial misconduct.
- This move comes in response to significant pressure from within the GOP to demonstrate support for Donald Trump as the 2024 presidential election approaches.
- Despite no proven wrongdoing in current House probes, McCarthy stated that an impeachment inquiry “allows Congress to get the information to be able to know the truth.”
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has revealed that Republican lawmakers are considering launching an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden over unproven allegations of financial misconduct.
This move comes in response to substantial GOP pressure to demonstrate allegiance to Donald Trump as the 2024 presidential election looms.
McCarthy, speaking at the Capitol on Tuesday, claimed that the questions House Republicans have about the Biden family’s financial dealings require investigation.
Despite acknowledging that current House probes have not found evidence of any wrongdoing, the Speaker said that an impeachment inquiry “allows Congress to get the information to be able to know the truth.”
An impeachment inquiry would be the first step in presenting articles of impeachment, a process that could be swift or drawn-out, depending on how the House chooses to proceed.
“We will follow this to the end,” McCarthy affirmed, initially proposing the idea late Monday on Fox News.
This statement represents his strongest comment yet on a possible Biden impeachment, following his dismissal of earlier attempts by House conservatives to launch such an inquiry.
These declarations of possible impeachment come at a time when Trump allies are pressuring McCarthy to elevate their interests.
At a Fox News town hall last week, Trump himself questioned why Biden has not yet been impeached.
Despite the pressure, McCarthy has not endorsed Trump, the current GOP frontrunner, or any other Republican candidates.
He refuted a report suggesting that he was considering House votes to expunge Trump’s two impeachments as another means of showing support.
Although McCarthy did not provide a timeline for an impeachment inquiry into Biden, he stated he had not discussed the matter with Trump.
He refused to comment on whether he would be making a presidential endorsement.
White House spokesman Ian Sams criticized the House GOP’s apparent readiness to target the President.
“Instead of focusing on the real issues Americans want us to address like continuing to lower inflation or create jobs, this is what the House GOP wants to prioritize,” he tweeted.