House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) indicated that the House of Representatives could move swiftly to impeach Attorney General Merrick Garland. House Republicans shared concerns that Garland’s tenure at the Department of Justice (DOJ) may have resulted in inappropriate actions regarding the investigation into President Joe Biden’s son Hunter.
The Ohio Republican said that revelations that the DOJ may have improperly interfered in the Hunter Biden investigation could result in an impeachment “at a pretty quick pace.”
He cited information brought forth by IRS whistleblowers and information revealed from an FBI document regarding the Biden family’s business dealings.
Jordan cited an earlier statement by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) that hinted at potential impeachment proceedings. In June, McCarthy said that if the revelations from IRS whistleblowers are accurate that “we’re going to start impeachment inquiries into the attorney general.”
Furthermore, Jordan said that the overall investigation “could be more about the president himself.”
If the IRS whistleblowers are telling the truth, Merrick Garland has committed multiple felonies.
We need a special prosecutor, and the House should start holding impeachment inquires. pic.twitter.com/eVdcHsd0ob
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) July 14, 2023
The controversy stems from Garland’s repeated assertions that the Justice Department had not interfered with the investigation into the president’s son.
However, the testimony of IRS whistleblowers appears to contradict his statements. Former IRS investigator Gary Shapley said that efforts by Weiss to prosecute the president’s son were rejected by two different U.S. Attorneys.
According to the whistleblower, Weiss’ efforts were blocked by the U.S. Attorneys representing both Washington D.C. and the Central District of California.
Garland said that Weiss “would be permitted to continue his investigation and to make a decision to prosecute any way in which he wanted to and in any district in which he wanted to.”
The attorney general further said that Weiss “was given complete authority to make all decisions on his own behalf.”
Furthermore, Weiss reportedly reached a deal with Hunter Biden’s attorneys in which the president’s son would plead guilty to lesser misdemeanor tax and firearms charges, which would likely result in him not facing any jail time.