U.S. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday he has asked committees to launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
“I am calling on our House Committee to launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.”said.
On his Twitter account, McCarthy said: “Over the past few months, House Republicans have uncovered serious and credible allegations about President Biden’s behavior: a culture of corruption.”
According to the congressman His request comes as Biden “lied” to the American people about his son Hunte’s business dealingsr abroad, an issue that has been his party’s spearhead in opposing Democrats.
To Hunter, Biden’s controversial son who has been touched by major controversy, He is accused of having made “corrupt” agreements with Ukraine and China during Barack Obama’s term (2009-2017), when Joe Biden was vice president.
The White House responded quickly to McCarthy, assuring that there were no irregularities that could endanger the president.
“The House of Representatives investigated the president for nine months and found no evidence of wrongdoing.”said Ian Sams, government spokesman for oversight and investigations.
According to the United States Constitution, Congress can remove a sitting president if he or she commits “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Despite the strong differences between Republicans and Democrats, several McCarthy allies in Congress do not believe impeachment against Biden is possible in order to avoid a purely partisan trial.
On his part Democrats consider McCarthy’s attempts to investigate Biden a pretext Used to cover up the legal troubles of Donald Trump, who has been impeached four times in less than six months.
In the entire political history of the American Union, no president could be removed from office through impeachment.
Although Andrew Johnson (1868), Bill Clinton (1998) and Trump (2019 and 2021) They initiated impeachment proceedings and everyone was acquitted.
Richard Nixon came closest to being removed from office due to the well-known Watergate scandal, but preferred to resign in 1974.