What are Republicans thinking?
According to Ohio Representative Jim Jordan, the Republican Party is not currently prioritizing the impeachment of President Joe Biden, despite their efforts to gather information on the matter.
Punchbowl News reports that James Comer, a Republican Congressman from Kentucky who chairs the House Oversight Committee, has made a request to the FBI for records that could potentially shed light on allegations that President Joe Biden received bribes from a foreign national in exchange for policy decisions during his tenure as Vice President under the Obama administration. Comer’s request is based on information provided by an anonymous whistleblower.
While some Republicans have been highly critical of the Biden administration and have expressed a desire to impeach the President, including Jim Jordan, who oversees the House Judiciary Committee, they are currently focused on gathering information to support any potential impeachment proceedings. Jordan is being cautious in his approach to allegations against Biden, stating that the Republican Party’s primary goal is to gather all the facts before making any decisions regarding impeachment.
According to Jim Jordan, the decision to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas or President Joe Biden is one that must be made collectively by the Republican Conference. While Jordan believes that Mayorkas is deserving of impeachment, he acknowledges that no one is currently focused on pursuing impeachment proceedings against Biden. Ultimately, the decision to pursue impeachment against either Mayorkas or Biden will depend on the judgment of the Republican Conference and the Speaker.
Despite Democrats’ objections that disputes over border policies do not justify impeachment, some Republicans, such as James Comer, have pushed for the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas due to issues at the U.S.-Mexico border. However, this call for impeachment is not universally supported within the Republican Party and remains a topic of ongoing debate.
While obtaining the FBI document that James Comer claims would support his accusation against President Biden may prove difficult, he could potentially seek to persuade the anonymous whistleblower to testify before Congress. However, it remains to be seen whether the whistleblower would be willing to come forward and provide testimony.
According to a letter sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland by James Comer and GOP Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa on Wednesday, they claim to have received “legally protected and highly credible unclassified” information from the whistleblower that supports their allegations against President Biden. However, it remains to be seen how this information will be received and whether it will lead to any further action.