The new Speaker of the House isn’t wasting any time getting to work.
In a Fox News exclusive, Johnson said President Biden is engaged in an “ongoing cover-up” and has “lied repeatedly” about his involvement in and knowledge of Hunter Biden’s business dealings.
The Speaker also said that the impeachment inquiry against him will continue “methodically” and without a “predetermined” outcome.
SPEAKER MIKE JOHNSON: “We have an ongoing cover-up of the important facts as Joseph Biden is sitting in the Oval Office.. We know that he stared right into the camera as the president and lied repeatedly—I mean, multiple times—he lied directly multiple times about his involvement… pic.twitter.com/5B3EPKvmE8
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 28, 2023
Johnson, who was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives this past week, will continue the impeachment inquiry that was launched by former Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Per Fox News:
“We are the rule of law team, and so we have to respect and regard due process and do this in a way that the founders would have intended,” he said. “Impeachment is an awesome power that Congress has, and it is not intended to be, nor should it be, used as a political tool to be wielded lightly.”
Johnson added, “We take this very seriously.”
The speaker said House Republicans will continue investigating, “collecting evidence and following the truth and that evidence wherever it leads.”
“We’ve not predetermined the outcome of this. We’ve not pre-judged it,” he said. “But I think everyone can see how it is unfolding,” he added.
House Speaker Mike Johnson Vows to Continue Biden Impeachment Inquiry pic.twitter.com/tQHturR8m0
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) October 28, 2023
Despite his plan to continue the impeachment inquiry, Johnson said he doesn’t have any personal problem with Biden.
Mike Johnson on his visit with Biden: "It was cordial and pleasant. I have no problem with President Biden as an individual." pic.twitter.com/YH34mzlCJc
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 27, 2023
Johnson, a constitutional lawyer and former member of the House Judiciary Committee and House Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, has been involved in the impeachment investigation first-hand.
He told Sean Hannity that he believes the DOJ has been weaponized and called Merrick Garland the worst Attorney General in American history.
🚨 Speaker Mike Johnson is asked if he believes the Biden Justice Department has been weaponized pic.twitter.com/fdyGCsrDWY
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 27, 2023
Johnson, whom the Democrats have nicknamed “MAGA Mike,” believed that the 2020 election was rigged, which is one of the reasons they oppose him as Speaker.
Resurfaced audio of Mike Johnson on the presidential election in 2020: “I don’t concede anything… It really was rigged” pic.twitter.com/Btx6hUvqM6
— Biden-Harris HQ (@BidenHQ) October 27, 2023
During a press conference with the Australian Prime Minister, Biden was asked if he is worried that Johnson would attempt to overturn the 2024 election results if he’s reelected, similar to Johnson’s efforts in 2020.
"No," President Biden says when asked if he is worried that newly-elected House Speaker Mike Johnson would attempt to overturn the 2024 election results if he's reelected, similar to Johnson's efforts in 2020.
"I understand the Constitution," Biden adds. pic.twitter.com/OFJJUT8LTM
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 25, 2023