Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.), a member of the House Freedom Caucus, slammed the House GOP impeachment into President Joe Biden, saying his fellow lawmakers are “relying on an imagined history.”
“The House is back in session, and Americans are getting an up-close look at Washington’s dysfunction,” Buck wrote in an op-ed published in the Washington Post. “We are barreling toward a government shutdown without making progress on cutting our out-of-control spending. Yet Republican leadership has decided to divert attention to an impeachment inquiry into President Biden.”
Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)announced Tuesday that he is directing Reps. James Comer (R-Ky.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Jason Smith (R-Mo.) the chairmen of House Oversight, Judiciary and Ways and Means committees, respectively, to formally launch an impeachment inquiry into Biden, escalating several House investigations of the president amid allegations that he benefited from his son, Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings.
“Without doubt, Hunter Biden’s shady business deals undermined America’s image and our anti-corruption goals, and his conduct was thoroughly reprehensible,” Buck wrote. “What’s missing, despite years of investigation, is the smoking gun that connects Joe Biden to his ne’er-do-well son’s corruption.”
“Republicans in the House who are itching for an impeachment are relying on an imagined history,” Buck added.