The growing evidence of President Joe Biden's involvement with his son's foreign business dealings has Republicans talking about impeachment. However, some in the party are not on board with that approach.
One of them is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said this week that impeaching Biden "is not good for the country."
"I said two years ago, when we had not one but two impeachments, that once we go down this path it incentivizes the other side to do the same thing," McConnell told The New York Times in an interview published on Thursday.
"Impeachment ought to be rare," the longtime senate leader continued before adding, "This is not good for the country."
McConnell's comments led to outrage among conservatives, some of whom accused the Senate minority leader of being a traitor.
Mitch McConnell Urges House Republicans to Avoid Biden Impeachment it's time to remove from office by constitutional methods any Republican that opposes the impeachment of the traitor-in-chief Joe Bidenhttps://t.co/ZmgBG1IZUO
@#mitchmcconell #bidenimpeachment #NewYorkTimes… pic.twitter.com/rUg2FovgZR
— Johnny7 (@johnnyseven60) August 9, 2023
What's more, McConnell's position on impeaching the president stands in sharp contrast to that taken by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
During an interview earlier this week with Fox News host Sean Hannity, McCarthy made the case for beginning an impeachment inquiry.
"I think there’s enough proof out there that this Biden family needs to come forward and show there wasn’t a pay to play," the California congressman insisted.
It's not about Hunter Biden. We know President Biden has lied about his own involvement in a pay-to-play scheme where money was funneled through 20 shell companies to at least nine members of the Biden family.
The House of Reps must follow the facts wherever they lead. pic.twitter.com/4jxyLXNerX
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) August 8, 2023
McCarthy's statements came in the wake of closed-door testimony given by former Hunter Biden business partner Devon Archer before the House Oversight Committee.
What's more, Fox News reported on Tuesday that it has obtained a letter that Biden sent Archer in January of 2011 when Biden was serving as vice president under then-President Barack Obama.
"I apologize for not getting a chance to talk to you at the luncheon yesterday. I was having trouble getting away from hosting President Hu," the future president wrote.
"I hope I get a chance to see you again soon with Hunter. I hope you enjoyed the lunch. Thanks for coming," he continued before adding, "Happy you guys are together."