Republicans Add Pressure to Biden Impeachment Inquiry

 September 25, 2023

Now that House Speaker McCarthy (R-CA) has greenlit the impeachment inquiry, we have a pretty busy week ahead of us.

The three big items for the news cycle this week will be the GOP debate, the possible government shutdown, and Biden's impeachment inquiry.

Talking Points…

  • Impeachment inquiry update
  • What Republicans are saying
  • What the White House is saying
  • My Two Cents…

The Impeachment Inquiry

This week, the House will hold an impeachment inquiry, deciding if they will send the impeachment to the Senate for a formal trial.

The impeachment hearing is titled, "The Basis for an Impeachment Inquiry of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr."

The trial's primary focus will be Biden family back records and trying to link Hunter Biden's business dealings to Joe Biden.

The ultimate goal is to tie Biden into those business dealings to show that Hunter was selling access to the sitting vice president of the country as well as Biden using his influence to help Hunter's business ventures.

What Republicans Are Saying

House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-KY), House Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), and House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) offered a statement regarding the opening of the impeachment inquiry.

They stated:

"Since January, House Republicans have uncovered an overwhelming amount of evidence showing President Joe Biden lied to the American people about his knowledge and participation in his family's influence-peddling schemes. Bank records, suspicious activity reports, emails, texts, and witness testimony reveal Joe Biden allowed his family to sell him as 'the brand' around the world to enrich the Bidens. And, thanks to two brave IRS whistleblowers, we know that the Justice Department – which has been sitting on much of this evidence – has prevented career investigators from pursuing information that could have led to Joe Biden.

"Based on the evidence, we support the opening of an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. The House Committees on Oversight and Accountability, Judiciary, and Ways and Means, will continue to work to follow the facts to ensure President Biden is held accountable for abusing public office for his family's financial gain. The American people demand and deserve answers, transparency, and accountability for this blatant abuse of public office.

What the White House is Saying

Ian Sams, special assistant to the president and spokesman for the White House Counsel's Office, for the most part, has been the mouthpiece regarding the impeachment inquiry.

While Democrats know this will die in the Senate, they are very nervous about the American people taking the evidence presented seriously.

To that point, Sams issued a memo to media outlets about a week ago asking news outlets to scrutinize their respective impeachment coverage heavily.

Sams stated:

"It's clear that they've gotten, as the members of the Oversight Committee outlined on Monday, tens of thousands of pages of financial records, and over and over again, they've turned up no link to the president.

"Over and over again, they've shown no wrongdoing by the president. And that's because the President did nothing wrong. There is no evidence of wrongdoing despite months and months, and in some cases, years and years ... they've been investigating this for years, and they failed to come up with any evidence of wrongdoing because there isn't any evidence of wrongdoing."

My Two Cents…

Sams is clearly spinning this to try to keep Joe out of hot water, but I do not see how anyone could realistically look at this evidence and say that Joe Biden is not guilty.

As I have stated before, I am all for impeaching Biden, IF we thought we could get a conviction in the Senate, which we cannot do.

Having said that, there will be some benefit to voters actually seeing the evidence that is stacked up against Biden as well as the spin that will be created by the Democrats that will defend Biden in the Senate trial.

So, there is really only one question that we need to answer to say whether this will be worth it or not...

Will voters' last impression of the impeachment be the evidence outlining Biden's corruption, or will it be the narrative the White House and Democrats spin after Biden is acquitted in the Senate?

If the outcome is the former, then this is worth every second and penny spent. If it is the latter, it will likely cost Republicans the House, the Senate, and the White House next November.

About Jerry McConway

Jerry McConway is an independent political author and investigator who lives in Dallas, Texas. He has spent years building a strong following of readers who know that he will write what he believes is true, even if it means criticizing politicians his followers support. His readers have come to expect his integrity.

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