Growing calls for the impeachment of Attorney General Merrick Garland are mounting among House Judiciary Committee Republicans.
These calls have been provoked by the allegations of IRS whistleblowers concerning the supposed politicization of the Justice Department’s probe into Hunter Biden’s tax matters. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has made it clear that should these allegations turn out to be true, impeachment proceedings will commence.
The whistleblowers have alleged that the DOJ impeded United States Attorney David Weiss from bringing stronger charges against Hunter Biden on two occasions. Moreover, it is alleged that Garland refused a request for the appointment of a special counsel to probe these matters, effectively minimizing separation between the DOJ and President Joe Biden.
IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley maintains his allegations can be confirmed by multiple individuals knowledgeable about his communication with Weiss. “It’s up to him and the Justice Department to reconcile the evidence,” Shapley expressed via his attorney.
In response, Garland has denied any political interference from the DOJ in the investigation involving the President’s son. He also noted that Weiss had full discretion to charge Hunter Biden, even though Garland acknowledged he had the authority to approve potential charges.
The contradicting accounts led McCarthy to threaten impeachment proceedings against Garland if the allegations prove to be true. Several Republican House Judiciary Committee members conveyed their support to Breitbart News for the consideration of impeachment proceedings.
“It’s not an empty threat,” said senior committee member Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA). “Congress can’t just look away from the culture of corruption that’s there for all to see, and the possibility of impeachment has to be on the table.”
Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY) echoed this sentiment, noting, “I fully support Speaker McCarthy on this issue and welcome the opportunity to question Mr. Garland in Judiciary Committee hearings.”
Rep. Andy Biggs’ (R-AZ) and Rep. Troy Nehls’ (R-TX) senior staff and Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) have also publicly stated their support for the impeachment proceedings.
McCarthy reiterated his commitment to commence impeachment proceedings on Fox and Friends. “Yesterday, I laid out very clearly…because of the allegations of the IRS, because of the whistleblowers and Garland — what he is saying and what Weiss is saying are two different things…and if it is true what the IRS whistleblowers are saying, we will start impeachment inquiries on the attorney general,” McCarthy stated.