House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and top Republicans have begun to strategize about how to move forward with an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden this fall – the latest sign that the House GOP is seriously laying the groundwork to initiate rare proceedings against the current president.
In recent weeks, McCarthy has privately told Republicans he plans to pursue an impeachment inquiry into Biden and hopes to start the process by the end of September, according to multiple GOP sources familiar with the conversations.
While McCarthy has already publicly threatened to launch an inquiry if allegations from IRS whistleblowers hold up or if the Biden administration does not cooperate with requests related to House Republicans’ Hunter Biden probe, sources say that McCarthy has sent even stronger signals about his intentions behind closed doors.
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Republicans don’t have 218 votes to open up a Biden impeachment inquiry, with GOP members in swing districts leery about going down that route. But McCarthy weighing moving ahead with an impeachment inquiry next month without a vote, per @MZanona https://t.co/EGTB2IECH4
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) August 28, 2023