Speaker McCarthy talks Biden impeachment

 September 2, 2023

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) just explained what the impeachment process of President Joe Biden would look like. 

McCarthy did so in an interview Friday with Breitbart News.

During that interview, McCarthy made it clear that he would indeed hold a vote on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to determine whether or not to open an impeachment inquiry into Biden.

McCarthy insisted that such an impeachment inquiry would not follow a "declaration by one person."

Not something to be taken "lightly"

McCarthy, during the interview, began by emphasizing the gravity of an impeachment inquiry.

"To open an impeachment inquiry is a serious matter, and House Republicans would not take it lightly or use it for political purposes," McCarthy said.

It is clear that McCarthy, here, is trying to differentiate a potential impeachment of Biden from the two sham impeachments that the Democrats brought against former President Donald Trump. In 2021, the Democrats, it ought to be remembered, skipped the floor vote mentioned above.

McCarthy, however, said, "The American people deserve to be heard on this matter through their elected representatives."

"That’s why," McCarthy added, "if we move forward with an impeachment inquiry, it would occur through a vote on the floor of the People’s House and not through a declaration by one person."

We're getting closer

It appears that House Republicans are getting closer and closer to opening an impeachment inquiry into Biden.

The Washington Examiner reports:

There are currently six pending impeachment resolutions against Biden from House Republicans. Recently, growing talks of opening an inquiry in September have circulated after GOP members accused Biden of refusing to hand over documents requested in the investigation into the Biden family’s foreign business dealings.

Some reports indicate that opening an impeachment inquiry into Biden may be one of the first things that House Republicans do when they return from their summer break. The break will end on Sept. 12.

In the meantime, CNN reports, "White House officials are focused on whether House Speaker Kevin McCarthy can summon enough votes to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden."

At the time of this writing, it is unclear whether McCarthy has enough votes. The Examiner reports:

If acted on, House Republicans will need 218 votes to move the impeachment trial to the Senate, and it would require a two-thirds vote in the upper chamber to remove Biden, as outlined in the Constitution.

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