By
Dillon Burroughs
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December 6, 2023
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11:40 pm

House to vote next week on Biden impeachment inquiry

The House is set to vote next week on an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden.

The news was shared by House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) ahead of the upcoming plans.

The announcement

“The House has no choice if it’s going to follow its constitutional responsibility to formally adopt an impeachment inquiry on the floor so that when the subpoenas are challenged in court, we will be at the apex of our constitutional authority,” Johnson said.

“All the moderates in our conference understand this is not a political decision,” he told reporters. “This is a legal decision. This is a constitutional decision. And whether someone is for or against impeachment is of no import right now.”

The momentum

"According to several members in the meeting, nobody stood in opposition to moving forward with a vote as soon as possible," Newsmax reported.

"That is a stark change from when former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., unofficially kicked off the inquiry months ago, with some moderate Republican members voicing concern at the time," it continued.

The background

"The White House has repeatedly said that President Biden did nothing wrong and had no knowledge of his son's business dealings," Fox News reported.

"Comer has spearheaded the sprawling investigation into Biden, which has focused on the president's son who has previously engaged in various foreign business dealings. The Oversight Committee hosted an impeachment inquiry hearing in September as part of that probe," it noted.

The plans to move ahead on the vote come after months of discussion and investigation led by Republicans on the Oversight Committee.

In addition to the impeachment inquiry, Hunter Biden has been subpoenaed to speak before the committee, though his lawyers contend he will only speak if the hearing is made public. The committee has so far refused the request, threatening to hold Hunter Biden in contempt.

The latest update over next week's vote moves the matter ahead another level, opening up new attacks on the president as he seeks to move forward in his reelection battle for 2024 where he could face a rematch against former President Donald Trump.

Written By:
Dillon Burroughs

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