House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) plans to formally endorse an impeachment inquiry of Joe Biden this week to obtain bank records and other documents in their investigation of the president.
McCarthy intends to tell House Republicans at a closed-door meeting this week that House Oversight Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) and House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) have found enough information necessary to launch a formal impeachment inquiry and it is the “logical next step,” Punchbowl News reports.
The news comes as McCarthy was facing threats to his speakership, and a possible government shutdown, from hardline members of the GOP conference who are unhappy with him stalling on launching an impeachment proceedings against Biden.
However, it is unclear whether House Republicans have the votes to impeach Biden and some Senate Republicans are already saying they do not have any evidence showing Biden’s alleged wrongdoings that rises to the level of an impeachment.
“We’ve got so many things we need to be focusing on,” Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) said. “I don’t see the glaring evidence that says we need to move forward. I didn’t see it in the Trump case, and voted against it, I don’t see it in this case.”
“I don’t know that there have been any high crimes or misdemeanors alleged,” Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), told Axios. “If there are, that would be a matter to consider, but until something like that is alleged, I don’t know what the purpose of that inquiry might be.”