Former President Donald Trump isn't shy about his feelings regarding President Joe Biden.
According to ABC News, the former president has quietly been encouraging House Republicans to move forward with impeachment, long before House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced that his chamber would launch a formal impeachment inquiry.
Trump has labeled the current president a "crook," and has often accused him of being responsible for the the multiple indictments against him as a form of "election interference."
The former president is also being briefed by current House members regarding the status of the House impeachment inquiry.
Trump has not only talked to House Republicans about the impeachment inquiry, he also recently dined with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and the issue was reportedly brought up.
Greene said the former president was briefed on what the strategy might look like when Republicans move forward with the impeachment inquiry process.
"It wasn't something he asked about," Greene told reporters. "It was just something that I was telling him the strategy that I thought we should take."
ABC News added:
In an interview with Megyn Kelly that aired Thursday, Trump said: "That's up to them [Republican lawmakers] if they want to do impeachment or impeachment inquiry."
But he suggested it was payback for his two previous impeachments. (Senate Republicans acquitted him in both trials.)
Trump told Kelly that he believes Republicans could be essentially acting with a sense of revenge, given what House Democrats did to him on the impeachment front.
"They did it to me, and had they not done it to me, I think, and nobody officially said this … perhaps you wouldn’t have it being done to them," he told Kelly, later adding, "It’s a shame … that’s human nature."
Democrats reacted strongly to McCarthy's announcement of an upcoming impeachment inquiry, claiming there was no "real evidence" of any wrongdoing on the president's part.
Several House committees have different thoughts on that, having spent the better part of the past year investigating the Biden family over their alleged foreign influence-peddling business.
Hakeem Jeffries says there is "not a shred of evidence" in the Biden impeachment inquiry.
"Period. Full stop."
This is the same Hakeem Jeffries who said during the phony and failed Trump impeachment that "no one is above the law."
Hakeem Jeffries is a massive hypocrite. pic.twitter.com/d6pEXBWeZW
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) September 16, 2023
Only time will tell how far the president's impeachment goes.