Republicans reacted to news of President Joe Biden’s impeachment inquiry with a strong show of support for the move.
House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced on Tuesday that the House will launch an impeachment inquiry into Biden following allegations against the president that the speaker says “paint a picture of a culture of corruption.”
I am directing our House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. Over the past several months, House Republicans have uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct—a culture of corruption. https://t.co/3uoDlUB3Sy
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) September 12, 2023
“These are allegations of abuse of power, obstruction and corruption,” McCarthy said. “… That’s why today I am directing our house committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. This logical next step will give our committees the full power to gather all the facts and answers for the American public.”
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) reacted to the news, saying he fully supports McCarthy’s decision.
Enough is enough.
Time for Congress to utilize its full capabilities, conduct its constitutional duty, and reveal the culture of corruption that is crippling the Biden presidency.
— Rep. Darrell Issa (@repdarrellissa) September 12, 2023
“The initial evidence uncovered by this Congress is overwhelming, and the time has come,” Issa said. “As a Senior Member of the Judiciary Committee, I look forward to contributing to this inquiry and revealing the full facts regarding the president’s actions.
Issa accused Biden of lying about his knowledge and involvement in his family’s foreign business dealings. The lawmaker added that Biden has inappropriately delayed, denied, and stonewalled congressional inquiry and oversight into the scandals surrounding his term in office.
Rep. Nick Langworthy (R-NY) expressed His support for the impeachment inquiry as he lauded the efforts of the Republican-led House Oversight Committee that uncovered evidence of President Biden’s involvement in his family’s dealings.
My statement on the Biden impeachment inquiry: pic.twitter.com/W3rzUiB42Z
— Congressman Nick Langworthy (@RepLangworthy) September 12, 2023
“We’ve uncovered millions in foreign money to various Biden family members, and we know President Biden was involved in meetings with Hunter’s foreign business ties,” Langworthy said. “I applaud Speaker McCarthy for initiating this logical next step to use the full power of the House to bring answers to the American people, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Oversight Committee under the exceptional leadership of Chairman Comer, to bring transparency and accountability to this Administration.”
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) noted that the impeachment inquiry will allow the American people to see evidence of President Joe Biden’s corruption.
An impeachment inquiry will allow the American people to finally see the proof of Biden’s corruption.
If the House sends an impeachment to the Senate, I will vote for the accountability Tennesseans want to see.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) September 12, 2023
“If the House sends an impeachment to the Senate, I will vote for the accountability Tennesseans want to see,” Blackburn said, suggesting she would support a potential impeachment.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) also showed his support for the impeachment inquiry while noting the White House’s silence on Hunter Biden.
Romney says he’s fine with opening an impeachment inquiry into Biden:
“The fact that the White House has been singularly silent and coddled Hunter Biden suggests an inquiry is not inappropriate.”
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) September 12, 2023
“The fact that the White House has been singularly silent and coddled Hunter Biden suggests an inquiry is not inappropriate,” Romney said
.@JoeBiden lied repeatedly about his business dealings with Hunter, who has said “Pop” demanded “half” his shady, ill-gotten foreign income.
He enabled Hunter to sell access to our enemies, including China.
I commend @HouseGOP for digging into the potential for corruption.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) September 12, 2023
Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), who had been skeptical of a potential Biden Inquiry, described the launch of the impeachment inquiry as a “good idea.”