Is McCarthy Getting Squishy On Impeachment Inquiry?

Or is he just measuring his words?

McCarthy edges back from the brink of a Biden impeachment inquiry

Kevin McCarthy edged back from the brink of an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden on Tuesday, less than a day after suggesting his party was close to announcing one.

The speaker set off a Washington kerfuffle Monday night when he told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he believed the House GOP’s investigations into Hunter Biden’s business dealings were “rising to the level of [an] impeachment inquiry,” presumably into his father.

But during lengthy Tuesday question-and-answer sessions with reporters, McCarthy said his televised remarks were not meant as an announcement of any new steps. Instead, the California Republican clarified that the myriad of allegations he is seeing from Republicans’ investigations “could” eventually merit an impeachment inquiry.

“I wasn’t announcing it,” McCarthy said of his Fox News comments. “I simply said that the actions that I’m seeing by this administration — withholding the agencies from being able to work with us, that would rise to the level of an impeachment inquiry.”

“We … still have a number of investigations going forward now. The committees are working in good faith. They’re finding new information all the time,” McCarthy added.

He later took to Twitter with a similar dialing back of the tone he took on Fox, writing: “If evidence continues to rise to the level of an impeachment inquiry, House Republicans will act.”

So, Washington-speak, or, getting squishy? Is he trying to set up a 2024 impeachment hearing and vote? Lord knows there’s way more information on Biden’s criminal actions than there ever was on Trump. All these GOP insiders must have seen this over the years and decades. But, is McCarthy reading some tea leaves from the GOP squishes? Only a few Democrats voted against impeaching Trump both times: what’s the chance that at least 10-15 Republicans vote against impeaching Biden? Heck, will they vote against an actual inquiry? There are just too many in the GOP who do not understand that politics is a dirty, nasty game with a veneer of civility, and that Democrats dropped all civility during the Bush years, and have only gotten worse.

What it looks like McCarty is attempting to do is put together a ton of different issues, like border security, bribery, extortion, double dealing, violating the Constitution, and more, when he should just focus on 1 or 2 issues, especially Biden’s graft and shady deals. McCarthy wants to make it too complicated, and, sure, there are not enough votes in the Senate, but, if the simple case is rock solid, you never know.

Meanwhile, some people are whining over Grassley releasing a *checks notes* unclassified document on Biden’s shading dealings

(The Hill) Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is in the political spotlight as Democrats and critics attack him for releasing a lightly-redacted document detailing unfounded allegations of Biden family corruption and bribery and conservatives praise his move in the name of transparency.

The eight-term senator has had a storied career, particularly on investigative matters, where he has long been considered a champion of whistleblower protections.

But critics say his decision late last week to release the tip to the FBI, memorialized in an FD-1023 form, put a chink in that armor. The FBI admonished Grassley and other senators for releasing the form, saying it “risks the safety” of the confidential source, who claims the Bidens “pushed” a Ukrainian oligarch to pay them $10 million.

Blah blah blah, that’s what these critics are worried about, not Biden’s criminal activity.

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5 Responses to “Is McCarthy Getting Squishy On Impeachment Inquiry?”

  1. Dana says:

    An impeachment will simply strengthen President Biden among Democrats, so it’s just not a wise idea. If the House did impeach Mr Biden, there is a 00.000% chance that the Senate would remove him, so it’s entirely futile. And, in the entirely improbable event that the Senate did convict and remove him from office, we’d get the even worse Kamala Emhoff as President.

    Don’t impeach him, run on his failures as President and document the corruption in which his family and he have engaged, and kick him out of office in the 2024 election.

  2. Jl says:

    “McCarthy says the 783rd impeachable offense by Biden will be the last straw…”

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Mr Teach: Lord knows there’s way more information on Biden’s criminal actions than there ever was on Trump

    Information (speculation?) vs evidence.

    The Republican majority House should call for an impeachment investigation to lay out the evidence of the crimes for the American people to hear and see. Then vote. Eazy-peazy.

    Which of the high crimes or misdemeanors is the most relevant?

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