Speaker Johnson Rocks Biden’s Ship

Daily Report December 13,2023

House Speaker Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) on Tuesday said he is confident that House Republicans have the vote to formally authorize an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

The House will vote to formally authorize Joe Biden’s impeachment inquiry on Wednesday. Johnson, in an interview with Fox News host Bret Baier on “Special Report,” said Congress is moving forward with the impeachment inquiry because the White House has stonewalled House investigators.

“Tomorrow we’ll be voting on the inquiry,” Johnson said. “Why are we doing that? Because it’s the next necessary step. The White House has stonewalled this investigation. It’s gone methodically, carefully, as the Constitution requires of us. It’s a very serious matter. But right now, they are not turning over documents and they’re not turning over key witnesses and we will have to defend our subpoenas in court. So, to do that, you need an impeachment inquiry vote from the full House. We will have that tomorrow, I believe it will pass and we will be in the best position to continue to do our constitutional responsibility.”

Baier played a video of Johnson criticizing the Democrats for their handling of the first impeachment of former President Donald Trump. In the video, Johnson said he hoped future Congress can exercise greater restraint. Baier then asked the lawmaker why he wasn’t showing restraint now.

“We have shown great restraint,” Johnson said. “There are a lot of people frustrated this hasn’t moved faster. There is a big distinction. I stand by every word I said in that video. Those were rushed, sham impeachments. They did it quickly, they did not follow any of the procedures I just described. We have three committees investigating this and following the truth where they lead and they have no option in doing anything else. It’s Ways and Means, Judiciary and Oversight. They have uncovered alarming facts about the Biden family and their dealings.”

House Republicans saw their slim majority get even narrower following the expulsion of former Rep. George Santos (R-NY). With all Democrats expected to vote against the impeachment inquiry, the GOP can only afford to lose four Republicans.

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