Republican Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio said that while Republicans are working to gather facts to impeach President Joe Biden, adding that the party is not currently focused on the issue.
According to Punchbowl News, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Kentucky Republican James Comer, sought information from the FBI that would reveal whether Biden allegedly received bribes from a foreigner in exchange for influencing policy decisions while he was vice president during the Obama administration.
Comer bases his claim on information he received from an anonymous whistleblower.
Some Republicans who are fierce critics of the Biden administration have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to impeach the President, including Jordan, whose impeachment is being monitored by the House Judiciary Committee as it moves forward.
However, Jordan is wary of the allegations against Biden, saying his party’s impeachment inquiry is to “get the facts right.”
“Think about [Security Secretary Alejandro] Mayorkas, he certainly warrants impeachment, but that’s a decision we have to make as a conference,” adding that impeaching the President would be made by the entire Republican conference and House Speaker, which he explained no one is focusing on now.
Some GOP members, including Comer, have called for Mayorkas’ impeachment on the U.S.-Mexico border, although Democrats have argued that border policy disagreements do not warrant impeachment.
The FBI document that Comer says supports his claims may be difficult to find, but he may try to get the informant to testify before Congress.
On Wednesday (May 3), Comer and Iowa GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley said in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland that they received “legally protected and highly credible unclassified” information from the whistleblower.