Democrats and President Biden are furious and it’s hilarious!
In a recent memo, the White House expressed its view that if the House GOP proceeds with a vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry against President Biden, it would signify the influential role played by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.). The memo is part of the White House’s ongoing effort to link the push for impeachment to the more radical members of the House GOP, with Greene being a fervent supporter of former President Trump.
President Biden and the Democrats are clearly suggesting that Marjorie Taylor Greene is running the House instead of Speaker Mike Johnson.
Anticipating a challenging decision for GOP lawmakers representing Biden-won districts, the memo serves as a cautionary message regarding how the White House and Democrats might exploit votes for an impeachment inquiry as a political tool against them.
While acknowledging Greene’s call for impeachment, the memo underscores that several House Republicans have publicly stated that the available evidence does not support such formal proceedings. Ian Sams, the White House spokesperson for oversight, emphasized that a vote in favor of moving forward with an impeachment inquiry would indicate Greene’s significant influence within the House Republican conference, which is perceived as more extreme.
Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) has hinted at an upcoming vote to initiate an inquiry, a departure from the decision of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) who chose not to hold a floor vote for a formal inquiry.
The memo, obtained exclusively by The Hill, points out statements from House Republicans, such as Reps. Ken Buck (Colo.) and Don Bacon (Neb.), who believe there is insufficient evidence for formal impeachment proceedings. It also references a report from The Washington Post indicating that Speaker Johnson had mentioned a lack of current evidence to start formal proceedings.
Sams cited a November survey from Impact Research revealing that 68 percent of Americans think Republicans are focusing on the wrong priorities. He urged House Republicans to explain why they would align with Greene’s baseless push for impeachment instead of addressing the issues they initially prioritized, such as economic growth, lowering inflation, and enhancing national security.
The White House’s increased pushback follows the House GOP’s consideration of solidifying their impeachment inquiry through a formal vote. Sams countered Republican claims of White House stonewalling, highlighting letters sent to Committee Chairs James Comer (R-Ky.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) offering to meet and discuss. Additionally, Hunter Biden, the president’s son, has expressed a willingness to provide public testimony.