House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reportedly is finally giving the go-ahead to launch an impeachment inquiry against Joe Biden.

According to reports, McCarthy will tell House Republicans today that beginning an impeachment inquiry is “the logical next step” in its investigation.

“House Republicans have uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct. Taken together, these allegations paint a picture of a culture of corruption,” McCarthy said, according to the New York Post.

“They warrant further investigation by the House of Representatives. That’s why today I am directing our House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden,” he added.


The New York Post reports:


Oversight Committee chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) and Judiciary Committee chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) will give a presentation Thursday to House Republicans outlining the case to launch the inquiry.

Comer and Jordan will detail Biden’s links to the dealings of Hunter Biden and first brother James Biden in countries such as China and Ukraine and the Biden administration’s alleged stonewalling of requests for information, two sources told The Post.

One source close to the developments said that it’s unclear when McCarthy will call a vote on the House floor to formally launch the inquiry.

McCarthy committed this month to such a floor vote, but some House Republicans urged focus to remain on pushing for spending cuts ahead of a government funding deadline on Sept. 30.

“We are committed to getting the answers for the American public,” McCarthy said.


Fox News added:

Sources previously told Fox News Digital that Republicans were planning to launch an impeachment inquiry into Biden this month. Three separate GOP-led committees have investigated allegations that Hunter Biden leveraged his father’s official government positions to secure foreign business deals. The open question for Republican lawmakers is whether President Biden ever personally benefited from his son’s deals or abused the power of his office to influence them in any way.

McCarthy said last month that an impeachment inquiry would only happen with a formal House vote.

“To open an impeachment inquiry is a serious matter, and House Republicans would not take it lightly or use it for political purposes. The American people deserve to be heard on this matter through their elected representatives,” McCarthy told Breitbart News in a statement. “That’s why, if we move forward with an impeachment inquiry, it would occur through a vote on the floor of the People’s House and not through a declaration by one person.”

That means 218 lawmakers will need to support an impeachment inquiry against Biden, and it is not at all certain House Republicans have the votes to do it. Several GOP lawmakers including Reps. Ken Buck, R-Colo., and Don Bacon, R-Neb., have voiced skepticism about impeachment. Even some House conservatives who support impeachment have complained about the timing, with Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., telling Fox News Digital last week it appeared McCarthy was “dangling” the issue to avoid a confrontation over spending ahead of the next deadline to fund the government.

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