Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy has just sent shockwaves though the Biden administration and Washington DC.
He has green-lighted an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden.
From Fox News:
The House GOP conference plans to hold a meeting on Thursday morning for key committee chairs to lay out their latest findings and the status of the investigations into the Biden family. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., are expected to lead Thursday’s meeting.
At the meeting, McCarthy is expected to say an impeachment inquiry is the “logical next step” for the Republican majority. An inquiry is the first step of the impeachment process, where evidence is gathered for the articles, or charges, of impeachment against an official.
This special conference meeting on Thursday is in addition to Wednesday morning’s regularly scheduled weekly GOP meeting where leadership typically lays out priorities for the week. Thursday’s scheduled meeting was first reported by Punchbowl News.
“To open an impeachment inquiry is a serious matter, and House Republicans would not take it lightly or use it for political purposes. The American people deserve to be heard on this matter through their elected representatives,” McCarthy told Breitbart News in a statement. “That’s why, if we move forward with an impeachment inquiry, it would occur through a vote on the floor of the People’s House and not through a declaration by one person.”
McCarthy is going to have to get 218 lawmakers to support the inquiry and it is not a guarantee that all the House Republicans will vote for it.
Lawmakers like Reps. Ken Buck, R-Colo., and Don Bacon, R-Neb are waivering.
.@SpeakerMcCarthy intends to back an impeachment inquiry against President Biden and is expected to tell @HouseGOP this week it is a “logical next step”, two sources confirm to @CBSNews via @NikolenDC + House Republicans prepare to hold a closed-door meeting Thursday to update… https://t.co/bgHFWKYQjj
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) September 12, 2023