Mixed Reaction from Members on President Biden Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R- CA) is giving the House the green light to move forward with an impeachment inquiry into President Biden. Republicans claim they have found evidence of wrongdoing while democrats maintain Biden has done nothing wrong.
On Tuesday, Speaker McCarthy gave the go ahead for congressional republicans to open an impeachment inquiry into President Biden. McCarthy said the House has uncovered a series of corruption against the president but The New York Times is reporting republicans have provided no evidence that the president was involved in any financial wrongdoing or corruption.
On the Hill, there’s a mixed reaction to the impeachment inquiry.
“I think the impeachment inquiry is absurd,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer (D- NY). “The American people want us to do something that will make their lives better not go off on these chases and witch hunts.”
“We’ll see how that progresses,” said Sen. Gary Peters (D- MI) “We know the House has been engaged with that inquiry for a couple of years now. They haven’t found any evidence it appears, but I think really what the focus should be is to keep the government open.”
“We got our hands full here trying to get through the appropriations process and not have an omnibus and I don’t have any advice to give to the House,” said Sen. Mitch McConnell. “They've got a totally different set of challenges than we do. And so, I think the best advice for the Senate is to do our job and we'll see how this plays out later.”
We asked Rep. Mike Kelly (R- PA) if he supports the impeachment inquiry:
“The inquiry, yeah, I mean we want to do that and I think it’s necessary now because of everything that has surfaced,” said Rep. Kelly. “But the American people expect us to do the right thing for the right reasons. It should never be a political issue where you try to taint a political candidate and make sure they can’t run for office and weaponize these different things. That’s not the reason why it was there. But we don’t want to compromise the safety and security of the United States by somebody doing something that brings that into play.”
The House has voted to impeach three presidents: Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. Trump was impeached twice.