On Thursday House Speaker Mike Johnson said the House is nearing a decision on whether to move on articles of impeachment against Joe Biden.
During a press conference, Johnson was asked if he believes there is enough evidence to move on articles of impeachment against Biden.
“I do believe that very soon we are coming to a point of decision on it,” Johnson said.
He later added, “We’re gonna follow the evidence where it leads and we’ll see, and I’m not gonna pre-determine it this morning.”
House Speaker Mike Johnson on Biden Impeachment: "We follow the truth, where it leads." pic.twitter.com/9YS2PbP7uF
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From The Hill:
Johnson, who has a constitutional law background, emphasized the importance of due process.
“I have been very consistent, intellectually consistent in this, and persistent that we have to follow due process and we have to follow the law,” he said. “That means following our obligation on the Constitution and doing appropriate investigations in the right way at the right pace so that the evidence comes in and we follow the evidence where it leads. You follow the truth where it leads.”
Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), before he was ousted from the top job, directed a trio of House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry based on the GOP conference’s investigations into the Biden family’s foreign business dealings and the prosecution of the president’s son, Hunter Biden.
On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Accountability Committee released its second memo since subpoenaing the personal bank records of Biden family members, including Hunter Biden.
The latest includes a $40,000 check Biden’s brother James and his wife Sarah, labeled as a “loan repayment.”
BREAKING: House Oversight Chair James Comer says Joe Biden received $40K in 'laundered China money' from his brother in 2017
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) November 1, 2023
.@GOPoversight has uncovered two checks totaling $240,000 laundered straight to Joe Biden’s bank account.
These Biden Bribery Bucks originated in the Middle East and China and were passed to Biden family members for their name.
No office holder should engage in selling out… pic.twitter.com/ipBswoVKOS
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) November 1, 2023
The panel suggested the repayment — made in 2017 while Biden was no longer serving as vice president — was aided by James Biden’s foreign business dealings in China, tracking income that flowed through Hunter Biden’s companies before being deposited in one owned by James Biden.
Democrats argued the money shows nothing more than a loan between family members while Biden was not in office. It’s a dynamic they said it also true for an earlier $200,000 loan highlighted by the committee, something CNN found stemmed from Biden’s account.
“As a private citizen, Joe Biden loaned money to his brother, who repaid 2 months later,” House Oversight Democrats wrote on X on Wednesday.
House GOP Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) highlighted that memo during Thursday’s press conference, arguing that the president “is clearly compromised, and the American people know it.”
Even though the Speaker hasn’t officially announced it, the House Republicans made their intentions known during an appearance on Sean Hannity’s show on Wednesday, so expect the impeachment to happen.
WATCH: Sean Hannity asks the room full of House Republicans to raise their hands if they think they are headed towards impeaching Biden, and apparently everyone raised their handspic.twitter.com/rMgKasMH1F
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