Speaker McCarthy Changes Tune, Vows to Greenlight Biden’s Impeachment This Week

Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has suddenly changed his tune and vowed to greenlight Democrat President Joe Biden’s impeachment this week.

The move comes after delaying the inevitable for months.

Several Republicans have accused McCatrthy of protecting Biden with many suggesting his slow-walking could trigger the end of his speakership.

McCarthy said earlier:

“To open an impeachment inquiry is a serious matter, and House Republicans will not take it lightly or use it for political purposes.

“The American people deserve to be heard on this matter through their elected representatives.

“That’s why, if we move forward with an impeachment inquiry, it would occur through a vote on the floor of the People’s House and not through a declaration by one person.”

As Slay News reported last week, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) threatened to get rid of McCarthy as speaker if he didn’t get tough with Biden.

The government runs out of money at the end of the month and many in the GOP want Kevin to play hardball.

A number of House Republicans had threatened to shut the government down if McCarthy didn’t move forward with Biden’s impeachment.

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Speaker Kevin McCarthy plans to tell House Republicans in a closed meeting this week that launching an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden is the “logical next step” in the GOP’s probes of the president and his son, Hunter Biden.

McCarthy and the House Republican leadership scheduled a closed-door session for Thursday morning so that members could get an update on the investigations led by House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and House Oversight Committee Chair Jamie Comer (R-Ky.).

McCarthy plans to say that the two chairs have uncovered enough information that necessitates the House formalizing the impeachment inquiry in order to obtain the Bidens’ bank records and other documents.

This is, of course, a huge step for McCarthy and House Republicans.

The investigations haven’t uncovered any direct evidence that Biden personally profited off his son’s foreign work.

It remains to be seen whether there are 218 House Republicans who’d vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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