House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Opens Impeachment Inquiry Into Joe Biden
After eight months of House Oversight Committee investigations, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy asked the United States House of Representatives on September 12 to open an impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden. The inquiry is supported by Donald Trump, but since McCarthy is launching it without a House vote, it is unclear if he has enough Republican support to initiate impeachment proceedings.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer alleges that Biden’s son Hunter profited from illicit business deals with numerous foreign entities by arranging access to his father. Comer also says Joe Biden himself took a $5 million bribe from Ukrainian company Burisma Holdings while vice president.
These are allegations of abuse of power, obstruction and corruption, and they warrant further investigation by the House of Representatives. That’s why today I am directing our House Committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
Historical precedent: Impeachment is “a charge of misconduct made against the holder of a public office” (Oxford English Dictionary). Article i, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution gives the House of Representatives the power to impeach officers of the federal government. Articles of impeachment can pass with a majority vote in the House, but that does not remove an official from office. A president must be convicted by a two-thirds vote in the Senate to be removed.
- President Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868 for violating the Tenure in Office Act.
- President Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998 for lying to a federal grand jury.
- President Donald Trump was impeached in 2019 for trying to convince Ukraine’s president to investigate Biden’s business dealings.
- President Trump was impeached again in 2021 for “inciting violence” at the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol Hill protest.
No president has ever been removed from office via impeachment.
Political realities: The evidence of Biden crime family corruption in China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine and many other nations is undeniable. The Hunter Biden laptop contains 154,000 e-mails, 103,000 text messages and more than 2,000 photos proving that Hunter committed 191 sex offenses, 140 business crimes and 128 drug offenses.
This information also proves that Joe Biden was personally involved in many of Hunter’s business crimes. Yet it takes 218 congressmen to impeach a president, and there are only 222 Republicans in Congress. It would take only five Republicans abstaining or siding with the Democrats to derail Speaker McCarthy’s impeachment quest.
Spiritual sickness: Some 2,700 years ago, the Prophet Isaiah wrote that the leaders of end-time Israel (America and Britain primarily) would be thoroughly corrupt.
“Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment” (Isaiah 1:4-6).
The depth of the Biden crime family’s corruption is one visible sign of this sickness, but Congress’s unwillingness to end this corruption may be an even greater sign.
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