On Sunday, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) said that President Joe Biden ought to be impeached due to suspicions of corruption.
Although Comer stated he would leave the final decision up to House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), his words carry weight since they provide specifics about a "big week" in which the probe is set to reach a crescendo and he is the primary impeachment inquiry investigator, as The Daily Wire reported.
“I think he should [be impeached], but that’s going to be left up to the speaker,” Comer told Fox anchor Maria Bartiromo on her “Sunday Morning Futures” show.
“People ask me why I haven’t put someone in jail yet. All I can do is investigate,” Comer added.
“The House of Representatives can determine whether or not to impeach. But, at the end of the day, we’re going to need an attorney general who does the right thing and prosecutes people according to the law and doesn’t have a two-tier system of justice.”
Comer tells Maria Bartiromo he thinks Biden should be impeached but is leaving it up to Mike Johnson pic.twitter.com/g2MI0PNiwh
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Comer has been at the forefront of an investigation into Biden and his family since the beginning of the year, focusing on the movement of millions of dollars in potentially illicit funds from questionable international operations through a tangled web of firms and bank accounts.
As allegations of impropriety mounted, the investigation was bundled into an impeachment inquiry in mid-September.
This is despite the fact that Biden and his allies have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), at the time House Speaker, appointed Comer to lead the charge and promised help from Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith.
Recently, Comer shared with conservative political analyst Benny Johnson that he is at the "downhill phase" of his job and hopes to "wrap it up as soon as possible."
Following McCarthy's ouster as speaker, Johnson assured reporters last week that he would not "predetermine" the outcome.
“But I do believe that very soon we are coming to a point of decision on it,” Johnson said, adding that the impeachment inquiry phase is an “important step” in ensuring due process.
According to Comer, Republicans have “proven” the Biden family's influence trafficking, and “now what we’re looking at is Joe’s involvement” which is further supported by documented loan repayment payments made by family members to Joe. And they're not done yet.
Comer predicted a "big week" ahead and stated that Jordan will conduct a deposition with special counsel David Weiss, who is heading the criminal investigation into Biden's son Hunter.
Comer further expressed anticipation for the release of additional loan-related documents and alluded to the imminent issuance of approximately twenty additional subpoenas "in the near future."