The U.S. House of Representatives may decide to initiate impeachment proceedings against United States President Joe Biden in January 2024.
“This year we will get the testimony and then we can decide whether there is evidence of violation of legislative articles there,” said Jim Jordan. He added that a decision on whether or not to declare impeachment would be made in early 2024. To do so, he and House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer will have until the end of 2023 to conduct 12 to 15 interviews with those who may have been involved with Biden’s alleged involvement in his relatives’ businesses, including son Hunter Biden.
“We understand that the closer the presidential election gets, the more politicized these conversations become. That’s why it’s important for us to start acting as soon as possible,” Republican Ben Kline, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said in turn.
So far, there is no unanimity among Republicans on whether such a move should be rushed. In addition, the impeachment would require a “nearly unanimous” decision of representatives of both the Republican and Democratic parties, and among the Democrats there are far fewer who favor the removal of their fellow party member Biden from the presidency.
Refusing to investigate, however, would be an “embarrassing political defeat” for Republicans, including new House Speaker Mike Johnson. Impeachment puts Biden’s people in a difficult position indeed. Meanwhile, the resolution of Biden’s impeachment may take a back seat to the threat of a US government shutdown (shutdown), which lawmakers will also have to discuss soon.
Biden and other Democrats are “already preparing a rebuttal to a possible accusation” against the incumbent US president. They believe that the actions already taken and the subpoenas for testimony are invalid because the Republicans have not held a formal vote to launch an investigation.
“Republicans have already spent an entire year on an expensive and time-consuming so-called investigation and have collected no evidence of President Biden’s wrongdoing. In fact, their own information and the thousands of pages of documents they have obtained have repeatedly disproved their false accusations,” said Ian Sams, a spokesman for the White House Office of Legal Counsel.
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