Speaker Kevin McCarthy has officially ordered three House committee chairmen to open a formal impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden.
He’s ordered the House Oversight, Judiciary and Ways and Means to lead the inquiry to get to the ‘full facts’ on the case.
Here’s more via ABC News:
Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced Tuesday House Republicans will move ahead with an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
“Today, I am directing our House committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden,” McCarthy said at the U.S. Capitol.
“This logical next step will give our committees the full power to gather the full facts and answers for the American public,” he added. “That’s exactly what we want to know — the answers. I believe the president would want to answer these questions and allegations as well.”
McCarthy said House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer, House Judiciary Committee chairman Jim Jordan and House Ways and Means Committee chairman Jason Smith will lead the inquiry.
“I do not make this decision lightly,” the speaker said. “Regardless of your party, or who you voted for, these facts concern all Americans.”
McCarthy has made it clear there will be a vote for an impeachment inquiry, but as of now he doesn’t appear to have the votes to open one.
This is definitely a step in the right direction and you can be sure they will begin trying to convince holdouts like Rep. Ken Buck of the need for this inquiry. As I suggested earlier, I expect that’s the main reason behind Thursday’s Republican Caucus meeting.