President Joe Biden might finally see a formal impeachment complaint launched against him as early as September this year, as Republican lawmakers claim that a move to unseat the president is a “natural step forward” given the evidence they have about the Biden family and its business dealings.
“We find new information each week,” House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told Fox News recently. He stressed that only because the GOP has a five-man majority in the House were they able to find out that “what President Biden told us when he was running for office is not true. He said he never had any dealings with his son’s business and that he never even talked to them. We’ve now found out that not only did he call in to the meetings, he went to dinner. And after the dinner, Hunter Biden got a new Porsche that there was $3.5 million transferred,” the California representative said.
McCarthy also claimed that the president’s family “created 20 shell companies” when Biden was still vice president, which they used to receive “6 of 17 payments from Romania” which would be funneled into the bank accounts of “nine family members.” He also said that apart from the Biden administration’s weaponization of the law, “We found that now, the special prosecutor David Weiss, actually let the statute of limitations run out on Hunter Biden’s taxes. We found that the FBI actually informed Hunter Biden and the inaugural committee prior to our ability to go and interview him.”
Hunter Biden: Joe Biden’s Achilles Heel
The inquiry into the president and his family’s business dealings stem from the recent revelations of alleged abuse and misuse of power of the president’s family, particularly by Hunter Biden, the president’s son.
The younger Biden (along with his father) is accused of influence peddling – essentially using his influence in government (and ostensibly, on his father) to secure business deals, as well as under-declare his income and assets from his business deals to the IRS.
Hunter was also reported to have hitched a ride on as many as 13 official government trips with is father during the latter’s tenure as vice president to conduct private business deals as part of Rosemont Seneca, an investment company he co-founded with several other individuals.
Speaking to Fox News in a separate interview, former deputy independent counsel Sol Wisenberg described Hunter’s conduct as “incredibly sleazy” and said that Congress should continue digging into the matter as the current inquiry by special counsel David Weiss was bound to fail.
Some Republicans aren’t keen on launching a Joe Biden impeachment
Not all members of the GOP in the House seem to be sold on the idea of impeaching Joe Biden.
When asked by Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo if the GOP had the numbers to support an impeachment complaint in Congress, McCarthy did not answer, and only said that “When we go back (from the summer break), we will discuss this.”
Despite McCarthy’s claims, other Republican representatives still feel that there isn’t enough evidence to impeach Joe Biden.
“There should be a direct link to the president in some evidence,” Nebraska Representative Don Bacon told The Hill. ““We should have some clear evidence of a high crime or misdemeanor, not just assuming there may be one. I think we need to have more concrete evidence to go down that path,” the lawmaker added.
Tim Ramos has written for various publications, corporations, and organizations – covering everything from finance, politics, travel, entertainment, and sports – in Asia and the U.S. for more than 10 years.
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