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Great move just make sure you aren't successful!

Updated: Sep 12, 2023

The GOP wants a severely wounded Biden running against whomever. Biden's doing most of that heavy lifting himself, but featuring him wandering around aimlessly and being a crook is icing on the dementia cake.

For god's sake don't impeach the guy! On the other hand, the Senate would never convict so who cares? Have fun.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Launches Formal Biden Impeachment Probe

House speaker says ‘allegations paint a picture of a culture of corruption’

By Siobhan Hughes and Katy Stech Ferek, WSJ

Updated Sept. 12, 2023 11:38 am ET

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) said the House will open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden, citing allegations of corruption.

In a statement to reporters Tuesday, McCarthy said House Republicans “have uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct. Taken together, these allegations paint a picture of a culture of corruption.”

Republicans have been looking into whether Biden played a role in, or benefited from, Hunter Biden’s overseas business affairs. The Wall Street Journal has reported on how the younger Biden ramped up his foreign business dealings—receiving a discounted stake in a private-equity firm in China and consulting arrangements with a Romanian real-estate magnate—as his father exited the vice presidency.

The White House has said that President Biden wasn’t involved in his son’s business affairs and has done nothing wrong. Democrats have painted the probe as unfounded and an effort to get political payback. No evidence has pointed to President Biden benefiting personally from his son’s business affairs.

McCarthy said the inquiry effort will be led by Rep. James Comer (R., Ky.) of the Oversight Committee in coordination with Rep. Jim Jordan (R., Ohio), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Jason Smith (R., Mo.) the chairman of Ways and Means.

The announcement by McCarthy follows through on remarks he made earlier this year and fulfilling a key demand of some conservatives.

House lawmakers have the power to vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry, an early step that could lead to formally charging President Biden with wrongdoing. McCarthy argues such an inquiry would give Congress maximum powers to investigate Biden and any involvement in the business activities of his son, Hunter. But it also raises the question of whether an inquiry could stop short of an actual impeachment or be politically damaging to Republicans.

“If that is a tool in the toolbox we can use to get more evidence for the American people, then I’m going to support it,” said Rep. Nancy Mace (R., S.C.) on CNN. “The problem is you do the inquiry, how do you avoid doing an actual impeachment. And that puts a lot of seats up at risk, particularly for Republicans who won Biden districts,” she said.

House Republicans disagree over whether McCarthy should put opening an impeachment inquiry on the floor for a vote.

Several House committees, including the House Oversight Committee, have begun investigations to find information that could ultimately be used in an inquiry. The House Judiciary Committee has been looking into what Republicans portray as the weaponization of the Justice Department and the FBI.

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