President Joe Biden's year is about to go from bad to worse according to recent comments from Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA).
Fox News reported that Johnson is fully behind the advancement of Biden's impeachment inquiry, even calling it a "necessary step" given the White House's continued stalling tactics as the Republican-led House investigates the Biden family.
Biden's impeachment inquiry process took a temporary backseat as Republicans wrangled over who would lead the party in the speakership after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was ousted.
But the investigations into the president, Hunter Biden, and other Biden family members was carried on by several House committees.
During a recent Fox News interview alongside Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Johnson held nothing back regarding his thoughts on Biden's impeachment inquiry.
"It's become a necessary step," Johnson said.
He added, "Elise and I both served on the impeachment defense team of Donald Trump twice when the Democrats used it for brazen, partisan political purposes. We decried that use of it. This is very different. Remember, we are the rule of law team. We have to do it very methodically."
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Johnson went on to explain how Republican House committees are being stonewalled by the White House.
"Our three committees of jurisdiction — judiciary, oversight, ways and means — have been doing an extraordinary job following the evidence where it leads," the speaker said.
"But now we're being stonewalled by the White House, because they're preventing at least two to three DOJ witnesses from coming forward, a former White House counsel, the national archives . . . the White House has withheld thousands of pages of evidence."
Many have been ready for Biden's impeachment inquiry for some time. While Johnson's commitment to making it happen was well-received, many expressed concerns as to when it will actually take place.
"What they say and what they do are two different things," one X user wrote.
The good news? Several House Republicans have signaled that the formal process of getting the impeachment inquiry into gear will happen before the House's December recess. Reports indicated that it could happen as early as next week. Only time will tell.