WASHINGTON — As an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden continues, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said House Republicans will eventually subpoena the president’s son, Hunter Biden, but it’s just a matter of timing.
McCarthy opened the investigation last week, calling it a “logical next step” in House Republicans’ investigation into Hunter Biden’s business dealings. Joe Biden, they claim, personally benefited from Hunter Biden’s connections abroad.
While investigations have produced evidence that Hunter Biden and his associates made millions from foreign affairs, House Republicans have yet to produce substantial evidence that the president benefited financially from foreign affairs. his son.
The California Republican argued Sunday on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that an impeachment inquiry is just an extension of ongoing investigations by House Republicans to have “the strength to obtain the answers to the questions.
As the investigation progresses, McCarthy said House Republicans will subpoena Hunter Biden, but only at the “appropriate time.”
“The one thing (the) American public needs to understand is that there is a strategy behind everything. We only follow the facts. Hunter Biden will be subpoenaed,” McCarthy said. “But when is the appropriate time? Are you doing it because TV wants you to, or are you doing it based on facts and timing?
McCarthy said he wanted investigators to have more evidence before issuing a subpoena to Hunter Biden so that “you know the questions to ask Hunter Biden.”
Biden suggested last week that Republicans were trying to impeach him because they wanted to shut down the government.
“They just knew they wanted to impeach me,” he said at a Democratic fundraiser Wednesday night in McLean, Virginia, just outside Washington. “And now, from what I can tell, they want to impeach me because they want to bring down the government.”
Lawmakers are currently setting a Sept. 30 deadline to pass a dozen spending bills to avoid a government shutdown. But some Republicans have denied that the impeachment inquiry is linked to funding the government and seeking spending cuts.
“There are two different things. We are adults. We should be able to walk and chew gum at the same time,” Florida Rep. Byron Donalds, a member of the Freedom Caucus, told USA TODAY.
He later added: “There’s nothing wrong with Congress looking at this issue while we also do our job to make sure we fund the government appropriately.” »
Contributor: Michael Collins, USA TODAY
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