House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Details How Impeachment Inquiry Into Biden Would Start
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 12: Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., conducts a news conference in the U.S. Capitols Statuary Hall on Thursday, January 12, 2023.
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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) explained in an interview late this week that if Republicans move forward with deciding to pursue an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, it will only happen after there is a formal vote on the House floor.

The news comes after reports have suggested that Republicans could pursue a strategy used by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the former Speaker of the House who launched an impeachment inquiry into former President Donald Trump without having members of Congress vote.

“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. “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.”

There would have to be at least 218 members of Congress who vote to launch the impeachment inquiry into Biden in order to get the ball rolling. The move would greatly expand the scope of investigative and legal tools that lawmakers have access to.

Republicans have been uncovering more information on a regular basis about alleged corruption surrounding the president and his son, Hunter Biden.


The two biggest examples of alleged Biden corruption include allegations that then-Vice President Biden received a bribe from a Ukrainian energy executive to use his power as a U.S. official to get Ukraine to fire a prosecutor investigating the executive’s company. The other example that lawmakers are looking into surrounds allegations that U.S. prosecutors and officials obstructed an investigation into Hunter Biden and gave him preferential treatment.

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