The White House Just Accused Kevin McCarthy Of Lying – Amid growing pressure from Donald Trump’s supporters to impeach President Joe Biden, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has been accused of lying to appease those on the right wing of the Republican Party.
McCarthy, who has the ability to launch impeachment proceedings against the President, has faced increasing pressure from those loyal to Trump in the wake of three indictments against the 77-year-old. At a recent rally in Pennsylvania, Trump called on Republicans opposed to impeaching Biden to “get out” or risk losing their political positions in the 2024 elections.
In the absence of hard evidence, McCarthy has sought to subdue anger within the GOP by suggesting that impeachment proceedings were on the horizon. However, his approach seems to have caused a war on two fronts, with Republicans criticizing his inaction while the Democrats have accused him of pandering to the far right.
The cause of the Republican argument stems from President Biden’s involvement in his son’s foreign business dealings in China and Ukraine.
What Did The White House Say?
After the House Speaker compared the Biden administration to that of Richard Nixon’s, arguing that they both used governmental positions to obstruct investigations by Congress, Sams retaliated, accusing McCarthy of “lying” about President Biden.
Calling the comments “bizarre” and “demonstrably false,” Sams added that McCarthy was “making a series of plainly false, widely debunked attacks in order to promote the extreme far right’s baseless impeachment stunt that even some members of McCarthy’s own caucus are expressing concerns about pursuing.”
“Speaker McCarthy has decided the truth should not get in the way of his and House Republicans’ relentless efforts to smear the President,” Sams said on Tuesday. “They are prioritizing their own extreme, far-right political agenda at the expense of focusing on what really matters to the American people: working together to make their lives better.”
What Is Preventing McCarthy From Impeaching Joe Biden?
Congress is currently in recess, and it will be required to pass several obligatory bills in order to avoid a government shutdown once lawmakers return to Washington D.C. in September.
Impeachment proceedings also negate the Trump argument that the justice system is being politically manipulated. Were the GOP to impeach Biden, Democrats could, and are seemingly doing so, suggest that a system designed to ensure law and order was being abused for political purposes.
In addition, there is a noticeable lack of evidence against President Biden’s involvement with his son’s foreign business dealings. Despite growing allegations, Republicans are yet to produce evidence to convince the Democrat-led Senate of clear wrongdoing. Witnesses’ words are one thing, conclusive documentation is another, and the White House can easily defend itself in the absence of indefensible proof.
Shay Bottomley is a British journalist based in Canada. He has written for the Western Standard, Maidenhead Advertiser, Slough Express, Windsor Express, Berkshire Live and Southend Echo, and has covered notable events, including the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.