Last week, Sen. Tex Cruz (R-TX) called for an impeachment investigation into President Joe Biden surrounding allegations that Joe Biden was present when his son Hunter allegedly attempted to coerce a Chinese businessman.
Cruz called revelations by IRS whistleblowers about Hunter Biden’s business dealings a serious issue for the president.
“Look, this WhatsApp is direct evidence of Joe Biden abusing his government power to enrich his son, and, assuming 10% for the big guy, to enrich himself,” he said.
“Of course the House needs to investigate it,” he said.
Cruz also referenced allegations by one IRS whistleblower that members of the Department of Justice (DOJ) pressured U.S. Attorney David Weiss into restricting his investigation into the president’s son.
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According to Gary Shapley, the IRS source, the IRS received a 2017 text message between Hunter Biden and Chinese businessman Henry Zhao.
In the text, the younger Biden said that if Zhao did not follow through with his demands for an unnamed commitment, “I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction.”
“I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father,” the alleged message said.
Cruz said that the message “directly ties Joe Biden to the millions of dollars coming from communist China.” Bank accounts linked to Hunter Biden allegedly received more than $5 million from a Chinese company within ten days of the message being sent.
“Now, it is possible Hunter Biden was lying, it’s possible Joe Biden wasn’t next to him,” the Texas Republican said. “It’s possible Joe Biden was not going to inflict official damage on the Chinese if they didn’t pay him and his son millions of dollars. That’s possible, but you know what, we don’t know if it’s true or not.”
The senator said that “according to the whistleblower, they didn’t investigate, and they were prohibited from investigating. They were prevented from even asking the question.”
He said that “if Merrick Garland issued that order, he is the one blocking the investigation, and I think there’s real evidence of Merrick Garland being guilty of obstruction of justice.”
The Texas Republican also stated previously that concerns over allegations of bribery linked to the president could be grounds for impeachment.