Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy followed up on his announcement that the House will begin an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden on Tuesday by naming three committee chairs to lead the investigation.
Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) will lead the inquiry into Biden, working alongside Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO), as reported by Breitbart.
The three committee chairs released a statement on Tuesday regarding the impeachment inquiry: “Since January, House Republicans have uncovered an overwhelming amount of evidence showing President Joe Biden lied to the American people about his knowledge and participation in his family’s influence peddling schemes.”
“Based on the evidence, we support the opening of an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. The House Committees on Oversight and Accountability, Judiciary, and Ways and Means will continue to work to follow the facts to ensure President Biden is held accountable for abusing public office for his family’s financial gain,” they added.
“The American people demand and deserve answers, transparency, and accountability for this blatant abuse of public office.”
Comer has already been vocal about the abundance of knowledge already collected.
“I believe that we’ve gotten more information than anyone could have ever dreamed possible, and yet, there’s still a lot of information left to get,” he said on NewsMax’s Rob Schmitt Tonight.
Jordan tweeted his approval of the inquiry, stating, “We’ll follow the facts, the constitution, and the law.”
“Speaker McCarthy is right to launch this impeachment inquiry,” he added.
Jordan appeared on Fox & Friends on Wednesday and said that there is “all kinds of evidence that warrants moving to this phase of our constitutional duty to do oversight of the executive branch.”
Smith was the third of the committee chairs to post on X and voice his support of the impeachment, saying, “The American people deserve answers about the Biden Administration’s abuse of power.”
In his announcement of the inquiry on Tuesday, McCarthy (R-CA) referenced allegations of “abuse of power, obstruction and corruption” in connection to the Biden family’s foreign business dealings, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.
McCarthy previously said that he would not begin an impeachment inquiry without an official vote from the House, and his decision to proceed with the inquiry before a vote has drawn criticism from Democrats.
“McCarthy unequivocally said he would not move forward with an impeachment inquiry without holding a vote on the House floor. What has changed since then?” said Ammar Moussa, a spokesperson for the Biden administration, per The Kansas City Star.
“Several members of the Speaker’s own conference have come out and publicly panned impeachment as a political stunt, pointing out there is no evidence of wrongdoing by President Biden as Republicans litigate the same debunked conspiracy theories they’ve investigated for over four years.”
Comer has pushed back on the belief that there would be a lack of votes, telling NewsMax that there are already enough for it to pass.
“I would predict that in the middle of September, we have a vote. I would predict that it passes,” he said, per NewsMax.