Biden Tells Lawmakers Focus On Border Instead Of Impeachment
President Joe Biden is facing mounting pressure as the House Oversight Committee continues its impeachment inquiry into the former president’s alleged involvement in his son’s business dealings. Despite the president’s attempts to downplay the investigation, his team released a combative statement Wednesday, criticizing the inquiry as a baseless stunt by House Republicans.
The statement, titled “Baseless House Republican Impeachment Stunt,” went on to refer to the impeachment inquiry as lacking factual support and claimed that even members of Biden’s own party acknowledge its flimsy premise. The president also argued that the American people “need their leaders in Congress to take action on important priorities for the nation and world,” rather than wasting time on what he believes to be a politically motivated investigation.
Biden’s statement also highlighted various issues that he believes should be taking precedence, such as the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the situation in Israel, and notably, the crisis at the southern border. This last point is particularly striking due to the president’s record on the issue, which has been labeled as the worst of any modern president. Since taking office, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has recorded over 5.4 million illegal border crossings and at least 1.5 million “gotaways.”
Critics of the Biden administration have been quick to point out the hypocrisy of the president’s appeal for lawmakers to focus on more pressing matters. The sudden concern for the border crisis, in particular, has raised eyebrows, as the president and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas have yet to take significant action to address the humanitarian disaster at the border.
Moreover, Biden’s statement comes on the heels of the latest twist in the impeachment inquiry, as his son Hunter Biden refused to appear before the House Oversight Committee, citing a lawfully issued subpoena. This refusal raises further questions about the Biden family’s involvement in questionable overseas business deals, with large sums of money appearing in their bank accounts.
Despite the mounting evidence and growing pressure, Biden continues to dismiss any wrongdoing and claim ignorance regarding his son’s business dealings. However, his statement’s combative and defensive tone has done little to quell the rising storm surrounding the Biden family’s reported corruption.
In conclusion, while President Joe Biden continues to focus on diverting attention from the impeachment inquiry and blaming House Republicans for attacking him with lies, the investigation led by Representative James Comer (R-KY) and his team is gathering more evidence and fueling further scrutiny. As the inquiry continues, it remains to be seen how much longer the president can deflect and deny the mounting allegations of corruption.