GOP Senator Changes Mind, Supports Biden Impeachment


U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) attends a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on October 22, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
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U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has expressed his support for an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

“Pres. Biden has committed the sort of acts that warrant an impeachment inquiry,” Cornyn announced during a conference call. He also voiced his approval of House Republicans’ decision to launch an inquiry, commending Speaker McCarthy’s actions: “Speaker McCarthy, I think, is doing the right thing.”

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Cornyn hopes that House Republicans will carefully prepare their case and follow the facts wherever they may lead. However, he previously expressed concerns about the impeachment inquiry distracting from other Republican issues. Cornyn had questioned whether such an inquiry would be a productive use of time, given Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s unlikely support for a trial and conviction.

He had also suggested that House Republicans could investigate the Biden family without formally launching an inquiry. “Since they got the majority, they got the chairmen of the various committees, they could do all of that now without going to a formal inquiry,” he explained. Despite his recent support, Cornyn acknowledged the Senate’s likely reluctance to impeach a sitting president, suggesting the inquiry would be more symbolic than practical.

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While Cornyn supports the inquiry, other Senate Republicans have expressed doubts about the evidence against Biden. For instance, Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) stated, “I do not” believe there is enough evidence to impeach Biden.


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