New House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) said this weekend that the House of Representatives would “aggressively” investigate President Joe Biden and his family. His comments come after former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) opened an impeachment inquiry against the president prior to his toppling.
Johnson made the comments during an interview with Fox News on Sunday. The new speaker was asked by host Maria Bartiromo about “the investigations into the potential Biden family influence peddling, potential bribery?”
She asked whether or not the investigations would become “an official impeachment.”
Johnson cited his experience on different congressional committees, including the House Judiciary Committee. He said that its chair, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) “have done an exceptional job.”
Johnson complimented the different committee chairmen for continuing the Biden “investigations even while we were going through the tumult of the speaker’s race. They were still working methodically through that.”
“I’m encouraging that,” he said.
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The new speaker called House Republicans the “rule of law team” that does not play “political, partisan games like the Democrats have done and did against [former President] Donald Trump twice.”
Johnson followed his comments by stating that while he had a “suspicion” of where evidence may lead, House Republicans would “let the evidence speak for itself.”
When asked whether or not he would subpoena Biden’s son Hunter, Johnson said that he was “looking at that.”
He said that “desperate times call for desperate measures and that perhaps is overdue. We have not made a full decision yet. I’m counseling with the attorneys involved on all of this to see what the contours of — I’m an attorney myself, so I speak the language.”
He added that “the American people are owed these answers.”
“And, as Jamie Comer likes to say, bank records don’t lie. We already have a lot of this evidence. The dots are being connected. And we will see where it leads,” Johnson said.