The possibility of impeachment proceedings against President Joe Biden has taken a significant step forward as Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, hinted that a GOP-led probe into the president may be escalating toward an impeachment inquiry.
The latest development comes in the wake of a report from The New York Post alleging that a former business partner of Hunter Biden, Devon Archer, is set to testify before the House Oversight Committee regarding Hunter Biden’s business dealings and his purportedly putting the president on speakerphone during business calls on several occasions.
The Republican majority in the House of Representatives, led by Speaker McCarthy, has been critical of President Biden’s alleged lack of transparency concerning his involvement with his son’s business activities as reported by The New York Times.
In an appearance on Fox News’s “Hannity” on Monday, July 24, McCarthy accused the president of misleading the public about never discussing business matters with his family and accepting money from foreign sources, which the Speaker claimed had been proven false.
According to Newsweek, the seriousness of the matter was further emphasized by McCarthy’s reference to two IRS whistleblowers, who alleged that the Department of Justice (DOJ) showed favoritism towards the Biden family while targeting conservatives unfairly.
Additionally, McCarthy brought up concerns about the alleged use of shell companies to funnel foreign funds to the Biden family, suggesting that these actions may have warranted an impeachment inquiry.
Responding to McCarthy’s comments, White House spokesperson for oversight and investigations, Ian Sams, took to Twitter, expressing the administration’s dissatisfaction with the focus on impeachment amid other pressing issues facing the country, such as inflation and job creation.
This development comes after a previous attempt to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Biden earlier this year.
Representative Lauren Boebert, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, had introduced articles of impeachment, accusing President Biden of orchestrating an “invasion” of the United States.
The road to impeachment, if it proceeds, will require the articles of impeachment to pass a majority vote in the House, and ultimately a two-thirds Senate vote for conviction.
Whether or not this will be pursued further remains to be seen, as the House committees undertake the examination of evidence related to the president’s immigration policies and other allegations.