House to Vote on Formalizing Biden Impeachment Probe
The House of Representatives has announced that it will hold a formal vote on December 10 to formalize the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. This move is aimed at strengthening the House’s subpoena power over the Biden administration, which has been accused of stonewalling the ongoing investigation.
House Speaker Mike Johnson, a Republican from Louisiana, made the announcement during a press conference on Tuesday. He stated that the vote is necessary to uphold the House’s constitutional responsibility and ensure that the inquiry can move forward unimpeded.
According to Johnson, the vote will be a test for House Republicans, who hold a slight majority over House Democrats. The measure will need nearly all Republican support in order to pass. This decision comes after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, opened the impeachment inquiry on September 12, but lawmakers did not vote to approve the measure at the time.
Republican leaders say the House will likely vote to formalize their impeachment inquiry into President Biden next week — the last week the chamber is scheduled to be in session before lawmakers leave for the holidays. https://t.co/29QkWCn8rO
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 5, 2023
Johnson explained that the formalization of the impeachment inquiry will give the House greater authority to obtain information that has been blocked by the White House. He stressed that this is a legal decision, not a political one, and that it is the House’s responsibility to uphold the Constitution and hold the Biden administration accountable.
The decision to hold a vote on the impeachment inquiry was made after the House Judiciary, Ways and Means, and Oversight Committees jointly released an interim report on Tuesday. The 78-page report details the Justice Department’s “deviations” in the five-year investigation into Hunter Biden, the president’s son. It alleges political interference in the probe, which some House Republicans believe is a key point to consider before the formalized inquiry vote and potential pursuit of articles of impeachment against President Biden.
The House launched its investigation into Joe Biden in November 2021, and evidence against him continues to be uncovered. House Republicans are determined to ensure that this impeachment inquiry proceeds in a fair and legal manner, free from political interference.
*FORMALIZING THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY?*
Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY); Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH); and Ways & Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) are expected to make their case to the House GOP Conference… https://t.co/Ua3PqQQ6lh
— Sean Hannity 🇺🇸 (@seanhannity) November 30, 2023