House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has warned Republicans against impeaching Democrat President Joe Biden for “political purposes.”
McCarthy is distancing himself from the idea of impeaching Biden after Republicans win back the majority in the midterms and he takes the speaker’s gavel.
Like many others in the Republican Party, McCarthy has been talking about impeaching Biden for some time.
However, the House GOP leader now says he is saying he doesn’t want to do it for “political reasons” like the Democrats did to President Donald Trump.
McCarthy issued the warning during an appearance on Fox News.
Host Maria Bartiromo said: “I spoke with one of your colleagues on Friday on Fox Business, Greg Murphy, and he told me that all of the things he is seeing from President Biden are impeachable, but the congress is worried about impeaching him because they’re not so confident about his number 2.
“Here’s Greg Murphy, I want to get your reaction to this.”
Bartiromo played a clip of Murphy saying:
“I think there’s going to be plenty afoot, there’s plenty if you look at Afghanistan, if you look at the border crisis, you look at so many of these different things.
“The sad thing is Maria, look at his number two.
“I think number two is worse than number one.
“So this is the predicament that we’re in.
“But these offenses that this president has done, against the heart and soul of this country, against law and order, I think stands our grounds for impeachable offenses”.
Bartiromo then said: “Congressman, what about that, will you move to impeach President Biden?”
“Look, the one thing we learned that the Democrats did is they used impeachment for political reasons, we believe in the rule of law, we’re not going to pick and choose just because somebody has power, we’re going to uphold the law.
“If at anytime someone breaks the law and the ramification becomes impeachment, we would move towards that.
“But we’re not going to use it for political purposes.
“Our focus is going to by securing our border, making us energy independent, bringing these prices down.
“Making our schools safe and our streets again, and holding this administration accountable.
“And we will take the facts to wherever the facts go because America’s been through too much with people playing politics with the concept of impeachment.
“But if it rises to that level, we would have the law determine that.”
Maria Bartiromo’s talk of impeaching President Biden proves to be a bit loony even for Kevin McCarthy pic.twitter.com/NqAXhQFfwh
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 10, 2022