McCarthy did did not take any questions after his announcement. He told Breitbart recently that an impeachment investigation “would be conducted through a vote in the People’s House, and not by a single person.” It’s not clear whether any formal resolution will have the votes it needs to pass. Republicans have a slim majority in the House, and Buck can’t afford to lose more than four votes for a measure which is unlikely to receive any Democratic support. Several politically vulnerable moderate Republicans, like Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., have been skeptical of an impeachment inquiry.
Buck said this weekend on MSNBC that while the House committees are surfacing information about Biden’s son Hunter, it is clear that impeachment cannot get through the Senate.
“There is not a strong connection at this point between the evidence on Hunter Biden and any evidence connecting the president,” Buck said. Buck said, “There is not a strong connection at this point between the evidence on Hunter Biden and any evidence connecting the president.” “
House Republicans didn’t uncover any evidence that President Biden had done anything wrong. Some claim that Biden’s son Hunter was involved in corrupt business deals when he was vice president. But House committee chairmen who are pushing impeachment haven’t produced any evidence that the president received any financial benefit.
Several GOP moderates like Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., and Rep. Mike Lawler, R-N.Y., have said publicly they weren’t there yet and need to see additional evidence to back up a case for any articles of impeachment. The speaker said to Breitbart in early October that he would not move forward until there was a floor vote. He stated: “If an impeachment investigation is moved forward, it will be through a vote of the People’s House, and not a declaration from one person.” “
Trump recently posted a message on his social media platforms to House Republicans saying: “Either you IMPEACH the BUM or you fade into OBLIVION.” McCarthy claimed that Biden had lied about his knowledge of the foreign business dealings of his family to “the American public.” He said that witnesses testified that Biden participated in multiple phone conversations and interacted with multiple people, and that “nearly 20 million dollars were paid to Biden family members through shell companies.” McCarthy stated that Biden used his office to coordinate with Hunter Biden’s business partners about Hunter’s role in Burisma – the Ukrainian energy company. The House of Representatives should investigate these allegations of abuse of authority, obstruction and corrupt practices. “
McCarthy didn’t take any questions, nor did he mention that there would be a vote to authorize an inquiry or if the steps he instructed the committees to do are different than what they already are doing.September 12, 2023
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