Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, citing allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption.
This was made public shortly after the U.S. House of Representatives returned from the August recess. McCarthy stated, “We have found that President Biden did lie about his own knowledge of his family’s foreign business dealings,” and further alleged Biden’s involvement in multiple interactions with Hunter’s business partners.
The Speaker also claimed that bank records reveal nearly $20 million in payments were directed to Biden’s family members and associates through various shell companies. More than 150 transactions involving the Biden family and other business associates were flagged in Suspicious Activity Reports by U.S. banks. Additionally, an FBI informant has allegedly exposed a bribe to the Biden family, according to McCarthy.
Despite these allegations, McCarthy asserts that Biden’s family has been offered special treatment by the administration. He said, “These are allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption,” and announced that the House committees have been directed to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden. This inquiry will be led by Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY), Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO).
McCarthy explained that this decision was not made lightly. “Regardless of your party or who you voted for, these facts should concern all Americans,” he said, expressing hope that the president and his team would fully cooperate in the interest of transparency. He pledged that the House Republicans are “committed to getting answers for the American public” and will follow wherever the evidence leads.
In response to the impeachment inquiry announcement, Ian Sams, Spokesman for Oversight and Investigations for the White House, dismissed the evidence uncovered by House committees since Republicans took control in January. He claimed, “House Republicans have been investigating the President for 9 months, and they’ve turned up no evidence of wrongdoing.” He accused McCarthy of flip-flopping due to a lack of support and called the situation “extreme politics at its worst.”