Republicans prepare to vote for "necessary" Biden impeachment inquiry
Washington DC - House Republicans announced on Tuesday that they will soon vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry currently underway against President Joe Biden.
According to NBC News, Majority Leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Majority Whip Tom Emmer of Minnesota say if the vote does actually happen, it is expected to take place next week.
Back in September, Kevin McCarthy, who was House Speaker at the time, launched an impeachment probe relating to questionable business dealings Biden and his family have been involved in.
The White House so far has refused to cooperate, arguing they aren't required to do so, as McCarthy did not hold a vote for the inquiry.
Current Speaker Mike Johnson now says the upcoming vote is "a necessary constitutional step."
"We've come to this sort of inflection point because the White House is stonewalling that investigation," he explained.
"They're refusing to turn over key witnesses to allow them to testify as they've been subpoenaed."
Mike Johnson claims Democrats have "cheapened impeachment"
"And the House has no choice: If it's going to follow his constitutional responsibility to formally adopt an impeachment inquiry on the floor, so when the subpoenas are challenged in court, we are at the apex of our constitutional authority," Johnson added.
Johnson also argued that Democrats have "cheapened impeachment" by using it for "partisan political purposes" to go after former President Donald Trump.
Still, he insisted that Republicans are doing the "opposite" by conducting a "very deliberate investigation."
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