(Patriot.Buzz) – Demanding accountability for his role in his family’s acts of secretive deals with foreign agents, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is advocating for a formal impeachment inquiry vote against Joe Biden.
Speaker Johnson cited the procedure as a crucial step in response to the White House’s resistance to investigations by House Republicans into the misconduct of the Biden family.
He expressed these sentiments alongside House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) during their appearance on “Fox & Friends Weekend,” highlighting the necessity of the vote.
Johnson, who was part of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team, distinguished the current circumstances from past partisan uses of impeachment. He emphasized the importance of a methodical approach, respecting the rule of law.
He noted that the House committees responsible for oversight, judiciary, and ways and means have been conducting thorough investigations but are now facing obstructions from the White House, which is withholding key witnesses and crucial documents.
The push for a formal impeachment inquiry vote is growing among Republicans, with expectations that the House will address this before the December recess. House Rules Committee Chairman Tom Cole (R-OK) anticipates the committee handling the legislation soon, setting the stage for a broader House vote.
Representative Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) voiced his expectation for a House-wide vote before the recess on December 15. He urged his fellow Republicans to support the impeachment inquiry, citing significant evidence.
The Republican case was reinforced in a closed-door GOP Conference meeting, where Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY), Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Ways & Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) presented their rationale to lawmakers. Study Committee Chairman Kevin Hern (R-OK) emphasized the urgency and clarity of the impeachment inquiry process.
Representative Greg Murphy (R-NC) highlighted the contrast between the current Republican-led inquiry and the Democrats’ approach to Trump’s impeachment, which moved forward without a House-wide vote.
Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had previously directed the House to open an impeachment inquiry into Biden in September. However, the White House dismissed the probe as illegitimate without a formal vote, leading even Republicans from districts won by Biden to support formalizing the inquiry.