As TGP and others reported earlier Tuesday was likely to happen, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced he is directing House committees to open an impeachment inquiry against Joe Biden. The move by McCarthy comes as he faces a potential motion to vacate by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL).
During the House’s recent month-and-a-half long summer recess, McCarthy had said he wanted to put an impeachment inquiry to a vote by the full House. However with a razor thin majority and doubts raised by some Republican Congressmen including Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), McCarthy has opted for the ‘Pelosi precedent’ of impeachment inquiry first, vote second.
McCarthy announced the impeachment inquiry in remarks at the Capitol late Tuesday morning:
“I am directing our House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. Over the past several months, House Republicans have uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct—a culture of corruption.”