- President Biden comments on the impeachment inquiry during a private event, suggesting the goal of Republicans is to “shut down the government.”
- House Speaker Kevin McCarthy initiates a formal impeachment inquiry against Biden, alleging lies about the President’s knowledge of his family’s foreign business interactions.
- A leaked White House letter suggests news outlets increase their investigation of House Republicans post-impeachment inquiry announcement.
In an exclusive reveal during a private campaign reception, President Joe Biden took a moment to share his perspective on the impeachment inquiry initiated by House Republicans.
In what seemed to be a dismissal of the proceedings, the President cast doubt on their motives, insinuating a broader intent.
“Before I close, I want to say a word about impeachment,” began Biden. He quickly brought up Marjorie Taylor Greene’s statement after her election, “First thing we want to do is impeach Biden.”
He continued, “Well, I tell you what, I don’t know quite why, but they just knew they wanted to impeach me, and now the best I can tell, they want to impeach me because they want to shut down the government. You think I’m kidding, watch.”
However, Biden emphasized that the impeachment was not his primary concern. “I’ve got a job to do,” he firmly stated.
Earlier in the week, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced the formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden, with serious allegations being leveled against the Commander-in-Chief.
McCarthy pointed out, “Through our investigations, we have found that President Biden did lie to the American people about his own knowledge of his family’s foreign business dealings.”
He further described how “eyewitnesses have testified that the president joined on multiple phone calls and had multiple interactions, dinners, resulted in cars and millions of dollars into his son’s and son’s business partners.”
The Speaker went on to make it clear that such “allegations of abuse of power, obstruction and corruption … warrant further investigation by the House of Representatives.”
This rigorous inquiry is set to be guided by Chairman James Comer of the Committee on Oversight along with Chairman Jim Jordan of the Judiciary Committee and Chairman Jason Smith of the Ways and Means Committee.
As tensions grew, a leaked letter surfaced from within the White House. This letter urged major news outlets to “ramp up” their examination of House Republicans. Many news agencies acted on this request, launching attempts to devalue the impeachment inquiry.
However, these endeavors were swiftly countered by Republican officials who staunchly defended their stance.
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