House Republicans Consider Formal Vote on Biden Impeachment Inquiry
On Friday morning, House Republicans are set to meet privately to discuss initiating a formal impeachment inquiry against President Biden.
GOP leaders are reportedly leaning towards a vote in the House to commence an investigation into Biden. The meeting is anticipated to feature presentations by the chairmen of the three committees investigating Biden and his family. These include Oversight Chairman James Comer from Kentucky, Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan from Ohio, and Ways & Means Chairman Jason Smith from Missouri, who will present their arguments to the House GOP Conference.
In September, former Speaker Kevin McCarthy of California directed the House to begin an impeachment inquiry into Biden. However, the White House has labeled the probe as unauthorized due to the lack of a formal vote.
GOP leaders believe a House-wide vote to formalize the impeachment inquiry would compel the Biden administration to comply with the House Republicans’ subpoenas and information requests, as per one of the sources.
Moderate Republicans, including Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana, have expressed sufficient concern to support a vote on an impeachment inquiry. Representative Carlos Gimenez of Florida and Representative Don Bacon of Nebraska are among those in favor of a formal inquiry, citing recent resistance from the administration to provide information.
The proposed vote would endorse the House GOP’s investigation into Biden but would not directly lead to the president’s impeachment.
A Republican lawmaker expressed confidence to Fox News Digital about the potential passage of such a measure. However, a second GOP lawmaker emphasized that the decision for a formal impeachment inquiry vote is still under discussion.
During a recent press conference, GOP leaders, along with Comer, Jordan, and Smith, made a case for investigating the president and his family, accusing them of profiting from his vice presidency.
GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik of New York highlighted the inquiry’s findings related to alleged financial gains from China, Russia, Ukraine, and Romania.
The White House has consistently denied any misconduct, criticizing the inquiry as a groundless endeavor. White House spokesman Ian Sams described it as a futile attempt by House Republicans to distract from their internal issues and a potential government shutdown, dismissing the allegations against President Biden as baseless and already disproven.