In a recent development, the White House, Democrats, and some media outlets have been asserting that there's "no evidence" supporting an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
This narrative, however, appears to be at odds with a significant amount of evidence that has been brought forward by House Republicans.
An impeachment inquiry is not the same as considering articles of impeachment. It's essentially an investigation.
The outcome could lead to impeachment, or it might not. The recent inquiry into Biden was initiated by Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
He made a public announcement, and it's possible that a formal vote authorizing the inquiry might happen in the future.
The ongoing investigations into President Biden's conduct have been expanded and accelerated.
House Republicans have reportedly gathered a significant amount of evidence against him, Breitbart reported.
Evidence suggesting Biden's involvement in his family's business dealings includes photos, texts, videos, bank records, audio recordings, alleged bribes, and testimonies from the IRS and former business partners.
The House Oversight Committee recently released a memo detailing "Evidence of Joe Biden’s Involvement in His Family’s Influence Peddling Schemes."
Additionally, a letter from Biden to Devon Archer, Hunter Biden's business partner, was made public. Both Archer's testimony to Congress and this letter are considered evidence against the president.
Senator J.D. Vance (R-OH) has criticized media outlets like the Associated Press for claiming there's no evidence against Biden. He emphasized that the evidence has been made public.
Several media outlets seem to be echoing the White House's narrative.
For instance, NBC News expressed skepticism about proceeding with impeachment without evidence of bribery or corruption.
The New York Times and The Hill have also made similar claims, suggesting a lack of direct evidence implicating Biden.
Media isn't the only sector pushing this narrative.
Prominent Democrats, including Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jamie Raskin (D-MD), have made statements downplaying the evidence.
The White House appears to be the origin of this "no evidence" narrative.
White House spokesman Ian Sams stated that House Republicans have found no evidence of wrongdoing in their 9-month investigation into President Biden.
However, Republicans like Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Tommy Pigott, the strategic communications director of the Republican National Committee, have challenged these claims.
They point to the various pieces of evidence that have been made public.