McCarthy Impeachment Comments Draw Congressional Support

Recent comments by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) regarding a possible impeachment investigation of President Joe Biden have sparked considerable support from Republicans in Congress, some of whom called for impeaching the president even prior to McCarthy’s statement.

Earlier this week, the House Speaker referenced concerns about the Biden family’s business dealings, citing payments from Romania and a possible bribe from a Ukrainian businessman.

He said that the current situation is “rising to the level of impeachment inquiry, which provides Congress the strongest power to get the rest of the knowledge and information needed.”

Several members of Congress immediately supported McCarthy’s comments, including those from the House Freedom Caucus. 

Rep. Bob Good (R-VA) said that the House Speaker’s mention of a possible impeachment inquiry “carries a tremendous amount of weight. And that’s why I think the ground shifted on that a little bit when he opened up the door.” 

He further referenced McCarthy’s comments as a “paradigm shift.”

Furthermore, Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) said that “evidence is mounting” against Biden. “Look at what he’s done. What Donald Trump’s done with papers pales in comparison.” 

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) called for impeachment proceedings against both Biden and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. 

Biggs called the Biden family’s business dealings a “crime syndicate.” 

“I’ll just tell you that the evidence I’ve seen is overwhelming, and it would lead one to believe our president, our sitting president, is corrupted and compromised,” the Arizona Republican said.

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) said that impeachment hearings may be “necessary.” He said that “those investigations have to be done.” 

He also cited concern about Mayorkas’ job performance. The investigations need to lead “toward something or away from something. And so far they’ve been leaning toward something that I don’t think is a direction anyone relishes or wants to go.”

Huizenga called allegations of possible bribery “very, very serious.” 

When asked about the power of an impeachment probe, the Michigan Republican said that he had “great faith” in both Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. James Comer (R-KY), who lead the House Judiciary and House Oversight Committees, respectively.