Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said today that the House will undertake an impeachment inquiry into Democrat President Joe Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland.
McCarthy said the House will look to impeach Garland by July 6 in response to bombshell testimony by whistleblowers.
“We need to get to the facts, and that includes reconciling these clear disparities,” McCarthy said.
“U.S. Attorney David Weiss must provide answers to the House Judiciary Committee.
“If the whistleblowers’ allegations are true, this will be a significant part of a larger impeachment inquiry into Merrick Garland’s weaponization of DOJ.
“And if it comes true what the IRS whistleblower is saying, we’re going to start impeachment inquiries on the attorney general.”
We need to get to the facts, and that includes reconciling these clear disparities. U.S. Attorney David Weiss must provide answers to the House Judiciary Committee.
If the whistleblowers’ allegations are true, this will be a significant part of a larger impeachment inquiry into… https://t.co/Q3LLeJhW85
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) June 25, 2023
Legal scholar Jonathan Turley said:
“Even more disturbing is the allegation that Delaware US Attorney David Weiss sought to bring charges against the 53-year-old in both the District of Columbia and Southern California last year and was denied both times.
“That directly contradicts statements made to Congress by Attorney General Garland.
“Democrats and pundits have repeatedly cited the fact that Weiss was a Trump appointee and thus the light plea bargain shows that there was no case to be made.
“However, these sources are suggesting that Weiss tried and was rebuffed in his effort to prosecute in two different jurisdictions.
“There is also an allegation that Wolf gave Hunter’s legal team a ‘heads-up’ that investigators were moving to search his Northern Virginia storage unit and that Wolf again objected to the effort to secure a search warrant.
“The only way to establish the truth of any of this would be to call Weiss, Wolf, and others to Congress.
“While such efforts are routinely refused by the Justice Department, these allegations (if true) would raise both potentially criminal and impeachable questions. That is an ample basis for Congress to use its oversight authority.
“I recently wrote that Garland, by his own measures, has failed as Attorney General in restoring trust in his department.
“However, this is far more serious than allegations of negligence.
“It would constitute a knowing effort to delay and obstruct efforts to investigate the Biden family — and to mislead Congress.”
🚨 BREAKING: House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he’ll start impeachment of Attorney General Merrick Garland by July 6 over bombshell IRS whistleblower testimony that he interfered in criminal investigation into Hunter Biden pic.twitter.com/nhNiG4WnPM
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 26, 2023