(PatriotWise.com) — In an op-ed at The Messenger last week, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley argued that Attorney General Merrick Garland left the House with no choice but to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Biden.
Turley concedes that he previously encouraged the House Republicans not to abuse the impeachment process the way Democrats did during the Trump presidency. But in light of Garland’s refusal to expand special counsel David Weiss’ probe to include the allegations of influence peddling by the Biden family, there is no alternative but to proceed with an impeachment inquiry.
In an appearance on Fox News over the weekend, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy described an impeachment inquiry as the “natural step forward” once Congress returns to work after the summer break.
McCarthy told “Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo that passing a stop-gap spending bill to keep the government funded past the September 30 deadline will ensure that the House investigations into Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings can continue as Republicans hammer out the details for a longer-term spending deal before mandatory spending cuts take effect in the new year.
McCarthy pointed out that it was the Republican majority in the House that exposed Biden’s previous false claim that he never discussed Hunter’s business deals. He said it was because of the information obtained by Republicans that Americans know about the phone calls and dinners Joe Biden participated in and that the Biden family set up 20 shell companies while Joe Biden was vice president. He added that Republicans found that the Biden family received sixteen payments from Romania while Joe Biden was vice president.
McCarthy said given all of the information Republicans have gathered so far, the “natural step forward” is to proceed with an impeachment inquiry. He explained that the inquiry would give Congress “the apex of legal power” to obtain all of the information needed in the investigation.
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