House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said this week that he and his Republican colleagues will likely make a decision regarding whether or not to formally begin impeachment proceedings against President Joe Biden next year. The decision came after comments from House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) about the future of the existing impeachment inquiry.
Jordan said in an interview with Fox News last week that House Republicans would continue compiling evidence regarding the president and his family during the winter.
The Ohio Republican said that the ongoing investigation was “driven by the facts.”
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Jordan said that he believed that the House committees investigating the president will “get the depositions and the interviews done in this calendar year” prior to an impeachment decision.
Jordan’s Judiciary Committee is joined by the Ways and Means and Oversight Committees in probing the president’s actions.
The House Oversight Committee announced a number of subpoenas and interview requests last week, including a number of figures around Biden and his family. Members of the House GOP have also issued multiple subpoenas for bank records related to the Bidens.
House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. James Comer (R-KY) said that the ongoing investigation may lead to impeachment, but the final decision would be left up to Johnson as speaker.
The new speaker said earlier this month that the House GOP would be likely making the decision “very soon.”
In addition to the question of impeachment, Jordan also hinted that his committee would likely seek to subpoena Kevin Morris, who Jordan described a “the guy who paid Hunter Biden’s taxes.” Jordan said that Morris, an attorney who works for Hollywood clients, came “out of nowhere, paid all of his tax burden that Hunter Biden had.”
Morris allegedly lent Biden about $2 million needed to pay off the president’s son’s back taxes. The attorney also owns artwork from the younger Biden and has flown him on his private jet.
The attorney also serves on Hunter Biden’s legal team as the president’s son faces federal firearms charges.