White House Doesn’t Want Joe Biden Impeached: ‘Would Be a Disaster’

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Members of the Biden administration do not want President Joe Biden impeached, claiming it “would be a disaster” for Republicans if they mount the courage to open an impeachment inquiry.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said Sunday an impeachment inquiry could be launched as soon as late September. An impeachment inquiry, which does not require a full House vote, would allow lawmakers special power to compel relevant information in their Biden family probe.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks at a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, May 31, 2023 (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana).

White House spokesperson Ian Sams issued a statement this week under the auspices of helping Republicans maintain control of the House. Pointing to a few House Republicans who might oppose an immediate impeachment with an inquiry, Sams alleged an “impeachment exercise” would backfire on Republicans.

Ian Sams, with the White House counsel’s office, speaks to reporters outside of the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023 (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik).

“This baseless impeachment exercise would be a disaster for congressional Republicans, and don’t take our word for it: just listen to the chorus of their fellow Republicans who admit there is no evidence for their false allegations and that pursuing such a partisan stunt will ‘backfire,’” he said.

McCarthy asserts an impeachment inquiry would be helpful to answer questions the White House continually ignores.

“There’s a lot of questions still,” McCarthy said Sunday. “And to be able to get the answers to these questions, you would need an impeachment inquiry to empower Congress, Republicans, and Democrats to be able to get the answers that the American people deserve to know.”

Just this week, news broke that the National Archives possesses about 5,400 emails and records linked to Biden’s email aliases. The Archives, under the control of the White House, refuses to provide the content of those emails and records.

Powerful allegations have mounted for years against the president. The allegations include, but are not limited to, photos, texts, an audio recording, and IRS and former business partner whistleblower testimonies:

  1. Biden family suspicious activity reports of wire transfers
  2. Texts
  3. Emails
  4. WhatsApp messages
  5. Photos of Joe with Hunter’s business partners
  6. Joe Biden’s voicemail to Hunter
  7. Five individuals referencing Joe Biden as the “big guy”
  8. Two whistleblower testimonies
  9. FBI FD-1023 form alleging recorded phone calls and texts between Biden and a Burisma executive
  10. FBI informant alleging bribes 
  11. Video of Joe Biden bragging about firing the Ukrainian prosecutor
  12. Hunter’s statements about giving half his income to his dad
  13. Former White House Aide saying FBI ignored Joe Biden’s role in Ukraine business dealings
  14. Millions flowing into Biden family bank accounts
  15. Hunter paying for Joe Biden’s expenses
  16. Email aliases 

Despite the allegations, some Republican lawmakers have not committed to investigating Biden. Those members appear to be Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE), Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY), and Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO). 

“I don’t know how anybody will take us seriously if we can’t vote on impeachment inquiry,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)  told Breitbart News. “If you can’t vote for impeachment on Joe Biden, then how can you dare to even claim you’re willing to drain the swamp? You’re not!”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks during a House Select Subcommittee hearing, Tuesday, April 18, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP).

“Members like Ken Buck — he wrote the book Drain the Swamp… if you can’t be there for impeachment on Joe Biden after all the damning information that is coming out and continues to come, then what do you think draining the swamp actually means?” Greene asked.

“They either should step down from the Judiciary Committee or remove themselves because they’re standing in the way of real justice for the American people,” Greene added.

Follow Wendell Husebø on Twitter @WendellHusebø. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality.


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