House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is expected to endorse an impeachment inquiry on Thursday into President Joe Biden, Punchbowl News is reporting.
According to the news outlet, McCarthy is set to tell a closed door meeting of House Republicans that an impeachment inquiry is the “logical next step,” in the GOP’s investigations into Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
Thursday’s meeting has been called so GOP House members can get an update on the probes headed by House Oversight Committee Chair, James Comer, R-Ky., and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.
Punchbowl noted that McCarthy will announce that the two chairs have found sufficient information that requires the House to formalize an impeachment inquiry. The inquiry is seen as a way to get the Bidens’ bank records.
Punchbowl reported that the two probes have yet to come up with any direct evidence showing the president personally profited off his son’s foreign business dealings.
Several Republicans — including Reps. Don Bacon of Nebraska and Ken Buck of Colorado have expressed skepticism over the need for an inquiry.
Some Senate Republicans are bristling at their counterparts in the House pushing to indict Joe Biden.
Asked if she believes there is enough evidence to impeach Joe Biden, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-Wash., said bluntly: “I do not.”
“I don’t know what the basis of this call for impeachment is. It just sounds like a lot of noise to me,” she told The Washington Times.
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, told Axios he didn’t think there’s been “any high crimes or misdemeanors” alleged.
The Messenger reported that last week, the White House accused McCarthy of lying about the allegations of bribery against the president after the speaker claimed Congress found evidence that Joe Biden received payments while abroad during his time as vice president.
A White House spokesman called a potential impeachment inquiry “shameless and baseless.”
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