According to reports, Republican House Representative Ken Buck indicated he is opposed to launching an impeachment probe investigating President Joe Biden, dealing a possible setback to the effort by some Republicans to do so.
Rep. Matt Gaetz has threatened to impeach the president if a vote is not held on the issue, and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy might not be in the position for long if he stands in the way.
After Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections, the House Oversight Committee began looking into the financial affairs of the Biden family in January.
A report shows the Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed to convict Donald Trump on both occasions of his impeachment during his administration. After a mob stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, the then-president was tried twice, first for alleged abuse of authority and later for allegedly provoking an insurrection.
After weeks of stunning discoveries and bitter discussion, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy breached a political barrier of no return, setting major implications for both the Biden White House Congress going into a turbulent presidential election year.
Yesterday, the first-term speaker of the House officially opened an impeachment investigation on the 46th president of the United States. He was able to do this without calling for a formal vote in the House, in part because of a precedent set by Nancy Pelosi during the Trump administration.
As the fallout from the decision began to be felt, and preparations for combat were made on both sides, McCarthy sent a memo to his colleagues outlining the reason for conducting such an investigation at this time in just six words:
Public Positions Are Not For Sale.
McCarthy claimed that Hunter Biden and his business associates oversaw the agreements, while the elder Biden utilized his official position to meet, phone, and dine with the clients.
McCarthy intends to elaborate on the five justifications for the investigation at an assembly of the House GOP caucus this week.