Biden can’t ignore this anymore.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced on Tuesday that the Republican Party intends to initiate an impeachment inquiry into President Biden’s alleged involvement in his son’s foreign business dealings during his tenure as vice president.
According to NY Post, McCarthy, a Republican from California, made this declaration at the Capitol, asserting, “House Republicans have uncovered substantial and credible claims regarding President Biden’s behavior. When considered collectively, these claims suggest a pattern of corruption.”
He continued, stating, “Our investigations have revealed that President Biden provided false information to the American people concerning his awareness of his family’s foreign business activities.”
McCarthy further elaborated, saying, “Eyewitnesses have attested to the president’s participation in multiple phone calls and interactions, some of which transpired during dinners that resulted in significant financial gains for his son and his son’s business partners.”
Despite President Biden’s repeated assertions that he never discussed his son or brother James’ overseas ventures, evidence from Hunter’s abandoned laptop, as well as other sources and witness testimonies, contradicts these claims.
McCarthy referenced subpoenaed bank records showing over $20 million in funds originating from China, Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine flowing to the Biden family and their associates. He also mentioned an unproven allegation that Joe and Hunter accepted $10 million in bribes from the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, which had paid his son up to $1 million annually starting in 2014.
Addressing concerns of potential interference, McCarthy stated, “Despite these serious allegations, it appears that the president’s family may have received preferential treatment from the Biden administration.” He cited whistleblower reports of a cover-up in the ongoing criminal investigation of Hunter for tax fraud and other alleged offenses.
“These allegations encompass abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption,” McCarthy continued. “They necessitate further examination by the House of Representatives. Consequently, I am directing our House committee to commence a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.”
McCarthy added, “This is the logical next step, granting our committees the authority to gather all pertinent information for the American public. We seek answers, and I believe the president would also want to address these questions and allegations.”
Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.), Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-Mo.) were appointed to lead the inquiry.
McCarthy emphasized the gravity of the decision, stating, “I do not make this choice lightly. Regardless of party affiliation or voting preferences, these facts should concern all Americans. The public deserves assurance that public offices are not for sale and that the federal government does not engage in covering up the actions of politically connected families.”
While McCarthy committed to a floor vote on the impeachment inquiry, the timing remains uncertain, as some House Republicans urged a focus on advocating for spending cuts before the government funding deadline on September 30.