West News Wire: On September 28, the U.S. House of Representatives’ first committee hearing regarding Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s improbable impeachment investigation into Democratic President Joe Biden is scheduled to take place.
At the hearing, the House Oversight Committee, which is chaired by Republican Representative James Comer, said it will examine constitutional and legal issues and that the president’s brother and son’s personal and commercial bank information would also be subpoenaed.
Republicans claim that while serving as vice president between 2009 and 2017, Biden benefited from Hunter’s business operations, but they haven’t provided any hard proof of wrongdoing. The incumbent vice president, Joe Biden, has refuted all accusations of impropriety.
White House spokesperson Ian Sams on Tuesday accused Republicans of trying to “distract from their own chaotic inability to govern” by “staging a political stunt.” Sams said they had not requested any information from the White House.
We’re just going to wait and watch what they do, Sams added, “until they do that.”
Two additional House committees are participating in the investigation.
According to the Constitution, Congress has the power to remove a president from office through the impeachment process. Articles of impeachment can be approved by the House with a simple majority. After that, the Senate holds a trial and has the power to impeach the president with a two-thirds majority. Since the Senate is controlled by Democrats, conviction and impeachment are exceedingly improbable.
After under pressure from far-right MPs in his party who were incensed that Democrats, when they controlled the House, impeached Republican former President Donald Trump in 2019 and 2021, McCarthy initiated the impeachment inquiry. The Senate cleared Trump of both charges.