While discussing his role in the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican, said Sunday that the Republican Party has no evidence that the president was bribed.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced Tuesday that House Republicans are launching a formal impeachment inquiry against Biden over his son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings.
“Today, I am directing our House committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. This logical next step will give our committees full authority to gather all the facts and answers for the American public,” he said at a press conference. conference. “These are allegations of abuse of power, obstruction and corruption, and they warrant further investigation by the House of Representatives.”
During an interview on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures with Maria BartiromoMcCaul spoke about his role in the Biden impeachment inquiry in which he said he was “charged by the president to assist in oversight and reform of the government, as it relates to foreign policy and decisions that the president or vice president could have made at that time.” , regarding money coming in (from China) to try to link the two. »
The congressman added: “We don’t have evidence right now, but maybe we’ll find it later.” »
This comes after House Republican leaders focused on two claims, in which Biden denied during a 2020 campaign debate that his son Hunter received money from China and that he did not not met one of his son’s Ukrainian associates while he was vice president. under former President Barack Obama.
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However, Axios reported Wednesday that both of Biden’s claims were false, according to recent sworn testimony from Hunter and his business partner, Devon Archer. The White House has strongly denied the allegations. These two claims are considered a fundamental basis on which the Republican Party justifies its impeachment inquiry against Biden.
“Through our investigations, we have discovered that President Biden lied to the American people about his own knowledge of his family’s foreign business dealings,” McCarthy said Tuesday in announcing the impeachment inquiry.
Meanwhile, Rep. Nancy Mace, Republican of South Carolina, insisted there is evidence regarding Biden’s impeachment inquiry and said on Sunday that “the facts are everywhere” during an interview with ABC News’ This week.
“There are text messages, emails, witnesses, whistleblowers, meetings, phone calls, dinners and we can’t say, ‘Hey, there’s a little smoke, we’re not going to follow the fire.’ From what I understand, the investigation gives us expanded subpoena powers. I want Joe Biden’s bank records, all of that should be on the table to prove the allegations. We’re talking about a large amount of money, we are talking about corruption,” said the MP.
Despite various claims that Biden received bribes, Democrats have continued to criticize the investigation, saying there is no evidence that the president did anything wrong and that he should not not be impeached for his son’s actions.
Biden responded to the impeachment inquiry during a speech Wednesday in which he said: “I’m focused on the things that the American people want me to focus on… The best I can say, It’s that they want to impeach me because they want to shut down the government.”
Meanwhile, some took to social media platform X, formerly Twitter, on Sunday to express their concerns over McCaul’s statement.
“If you know you don’t have evidence, then there is no justification for this investigation, you don’t open an investigation to find evidence, you open an investigation to consolidate the evidence you have,” » said one X user.
While journalist Aaron Rupar criticized the GOP congressman and wrote: “McCaul is what passes for a “serious Republican” these days. »