U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA), the newly elected speaker of the House of Representatives, says that, under his leadership, the impeachment probe of President Joe Biden will continue.
Johnson said as much during an interview that he did on Friday with Fox News Digital.
Not only did Johnson say that the Biden impeachment probe will continue, but he also accused the president of engaging in an "ongoing cover-up" of his involvement in his son's international business dealings. Johnson even directly accused Biden of having "lied repeatedly" about his involvement in Hunter Biden's business.
Johnson began talking about impeachment, in general, trying to draw a sharp contrast between the Democrats' multiple impeachments of former President Donald Trump and the Republicans' current impeachment probe into Biden.
We are the rule of law team, and so we have to respect and regard due process and do this in a way that the founders would have intended. Impeachment is an awesome power that Congress has, and it is not intended to be, nor should it be, used as a political tool to be wielded lightly. We take this very seriously.
Here, it may be worth pointing out that Johnson has a background in constitutional law as a constitutional lawyer. He, as a former member of the House Judiciary Committee and House Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, has also been involved in impeachment investigations.
Johnson followed up by saying that, under his leadership, House Republicans will continue their investigation of Biden by "collecting evidence and following the truth and that evidence wherever it leads."
Johnson made it a point to emphasize that he and his fellow House Republicans have "not predetermined the outcome" of their impeachment probe of Biden. "We’ve not pre-judged it," Johnson said.
"But," Johnson added, "I think everyone can see how it is unfolding."
How is the Biden impeachment probe unfolding?
According to Johnson:
We have an ongoing cover-up of the important facts as Joseph Biden is sitting in the Oval Office. We know that he stared right into the camera as the president and lied repeatedly—I mean, multiple times—he lied directly multiple times about his involvement and knowledge of his son’s business dealings. We all know that now. He is, you know, as the sitting president, he has been involved in covering it up.
Johnson went on to say that he believes there is "an overwhelming amount of evidence, and that seems to indicate that [Joe Biden] was involved and that they did know about this, and that the family did benefit from it."
As for the question of whether anything Biden did is an impeachable offense under the Constitution, Johnson answered in the affirmative.
"I think we might be arguing about high crimes and misdemeanors, but I’m not so certain bribery is not involved in some way here, either. And, of course, bribery is specifically listed in the Constitution, and so we have an obligation to pursue it," Johnson said.