House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) reportedly said there is “insufficient” evidence to launch a Joe Biden impeachment inquiry at this time.
Johnson indicated in a closed-door meeting with centrist House Republicans Friday that there is not enough evidence at the moment to move forward with formal impeachment proceedings against Biden, according to The Washington Post.
“We’ll just go where the evidence goes and we’re not there yet,” Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) told The Post. “Most of us are saying, we can’t even get a single Democratic vote on this right now. I think the voters will reject what they are seeing when it comes to Biden policies— but high crimes and misdemeanors? I don’t think we’ve seen that or enough data to really make a good case and I feel like [Johnson] really agreed with us on that.”
But, the lack of evidence was not the only issue causing Johnson to pump the brakes on Joe Biden’s impeachment, for now.
According to The Post, Johnson “appeared to agree with Republican lawmakers who argued that since Biden’s polling numbers have been so weak, there is less of a political imperative to impeach him.”
Far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who introduced articles of impeachment against Joe Biden one day after he was sworn into office, did not react well to the news.
“After 8 R’s and all D’s ousted him, we found checks to Joe Biden and evidence of a massive money laundering scheme and now the new guy you are told is way better doesn’t want to impeach. Such progress,” she wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.