House committees to open inquiry seeking Biden's impeachment

US President Joe Biden. (File photo: Jordan News)
WASHINGTONHouse Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday, September 12, directed top congressional Republicans to open an impeachment inquiry into US President Joe Biden, blowing past G.O.P. divisions as he worked to appease far-right lawmakers who have threatened to oust him amid a pitched fight over spending, the New York Times reported.اضافة اعلان

McCarthy said he would task three committees — Oversight, Judiciary, and Ways and Means — while carrying out the inquiry into the president and his family as Republicans hunt for evidence of financial wrongdoing or corruption.

A change of heart
“Today I am directing our House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden,” McCarthy told reporters gathered outside his office at the Capitol.

He has signaled for weeks that he supports an impeachment inquiry of the president to give congressional investigators more power to dig into Biden’s family finances. Such an inquiry would mean that Republicans no longer have to justify their investigation as assisting in the work of legislating, McCarthy’s allies have said.

But Tuesday’s move was a break with the past and a major change in strategy for McCarthy, who previously indicated that he believed the full House should vote — as it has in past presidential impeachments — on whether to move forward with an impeachment inquiry.

Read more Region and World
Jordan News