McCarthy Announces Impeachment Inquiry Against Biden

McCarthy Announces Impeachment Inquiry Against Biden
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The Facts

  • On Tuesday, US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced that the House Oversight, Judiciary, and Ways and Means committees will lead a formal impeachment inquiry against Pres. Joe Biden.

  • McCarthy said Republicans, who have a slim majority in the House, will "go where the evidence takes us." McCarthy also described evidence of a "culture of corruption" surrounding the president and his son, Hunter.

The Spin

Democratic narrative

This disruptive political stunt is just an abuse of McCarthy’s power and an usurpation of the will of the people. If this inquiry had the support of even half the House, McCarthy would’ve put it to a vote. Months of investigation have turned up nothing to implicate the president, but the far-right members of the GOP would rather distract from the real work they have to get done by stirring up more conspiracy theories about Pres. Biden and his son.

Republican narrative

This is a legitimate investigation based on evidence uncovered by House committees of a pattern of the Biden family enriching itself through mysterious means while Biden was vice president. An impeachment inquiry will allow Congress to access even more information so it can make an educated decision. Biden and the Democrats should stop denigrating the impeachment process and instead cooperate to prove the president's innocence.

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