United States Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday announced that the House Republicans will move ahead with an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
“Today, I am directing our House committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden,” McCarthy said at the U.S. Capitol, according to ABC News.
“This logical next step will give our committees the full power to gather the full facts and answers for the American public.
“That’s exactly what we want to know — the answers. I believe the president would want to answer these questions and allegations as well.”
McCarthy said House Oversight Committee chairman, James Comer, House Judiciary Committee chairman, Jim Jordan and House Ways and Means Committee chairman, Jason Smith will lead the inquiry.
“I do not make this decision lightly.
“Regardless of your party, or who you voted for, these facts concern all Americans,” he added.
McCarthy has made it clear there will be a vote for an impeachment inquiry, but as of now he doesn’t appear to have the votes to open one.
McCarthy has signaled a Biden impeachment inquiry for weeks in order to obtain bank records and other documents from Biden and his son, Hunter.
McCarthy claimed on Monday House Republicans, during the August recess, uncovered “serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct. Taken together these allegations paint a picture of a culture of corruption.”