impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden may be “imminent.” The representative made the comments as more information regarding the Biden family’s business dealings has been made public in recent weeks.
Comer told Fox News that new revelations that Biden used an alias in communications during his time as vice president added impetus to the impeachment inquiry effort.
The Kentucky Republican argued that the elder Biden was “front and center” in the foreign business deals of his son Hunter.
“He met with every one of these people that he claimed he never met with, that he never spoke to, and we are putting together the timeline where Hunter Biden was traveling to many of these countries on Air Force Two while Joe Biden was vice president,” Comer said.
The committee chairman also said that there was “consensus” in the Republican congressional conference that “we are going to have to go to the impeachment inquiry.”
He told host Sean Hannity that such a move would assist in investigating Biden’s pseudonymous emails, calling it a “tool in our toolbox when we go to court with our subpoena.”
Comer said that the National Archives had “stonewalled us in the Biden mishandling of classified documents. Now they’re, you know — we hope they don’t stonewall us in the pseudonym request. There’s 5,400 emails, at least three different pseudonyms.”
Comer added that Congressional Republicans are “investigating whether or not Joe Biden committed money laundering, but we’re pretty certain he’s committed some pretty serious offenses that I think the entire Congress will be concerned about.”
The potential inquiry received significant support from some Republican lawmakers. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) said that he was “more than willing and ready to vote YES on an impeachment inquiry against the most corrupt, incompetent and compromised president our country has ever witnessed in Joe Biden.”
I am more than willing and ready to vote YES on an impeachment inquiry against the most corrupt, incompetent, and compromised president our country has ever witnessed in Joe Biden.
Let's step up and get the job done. pic.twitter.com/Y5NemkIR20
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) August 30, 2023
Comer’s comments also come following statements by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) which indicated that such an inquiry could be on the table. McCarthy cited the investigatory powers afforded by such an inquiry as one reason that it may proceed.