Congressman Comer to lead impeachment inquiry into President Biden

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced plans Tuesday to move forward with an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

“Today, I am directing our House committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden,” McCarthy said at the U.S. Capitol.

“This logical next step will give our committees the full power to gather the full facts and answers for the American public,” he added. “That’s exactly what we want to know — the answers. I believe the president would want to answer these questions and allegations as well.”

Kentucky Congressman James Comer, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, will co-lead the inquiry, along with House Judiciary Committee chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) and House Ways and Means Committee chair Jason Smith (R-MO).

“I do not make this decision lightly,” the speaker said. “Regardless of your party, or who you voted for, these facts concern all Americans.”

House Republicans have alleged potential financial misconduct from President Biden during his time serving as vice president from 2009-2017. The allegations are related to the foreign dealings of Hunter Biden, the president’s son.

In a House committee hearing earlier this year, a former business associate of the younger Biden said that Hunter Biden sold the “illusion” of access to power while his father was vice president, according to a transcript released last month.

The White House has said there is no basis for an investigation and called the effort “extreme politics at its worst.”

Stay tuned to The Bottom Line for more.

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