As Biden impeachment inquiry gets thumbs up from leadership, Kentucky congressman at the helm predicts House will vote in favor
U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s call for a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden will put Kentucky congressman James Comer in the spotlight. The commonwealth’s First District representative has been leading the charge to investigate Biden.
Comer heads up the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability and has become the face of the Republican effort to prove Biden is part of a culture of corruption.
While Comer maintains his committee has uncovered enough evidence to warrant a wider investigation, NPR reports no direct evidence of the president receiving any financial benefit from his son Hunter’s business dealings has been presented.
For now it’s not clear if Republicans have enough support to pass a formal resolution on an impeachment inquiry. But Comer recently told conservative outlet Newsmax he believes the votes are there.
"I would predict that it passes and I would predict that we will use that with all these government agencies that are refusing to turn over valuable information," he said.
Those federal agencies Comer referenced include the National Archives and the IRS.
With no Democrats expected to cross the aisle in a House vote on an impeachment inquiry, the chamber’s GOP majority can only afford to shed four votes. And several Republicans have said they are not yet convinced and need to see more evidence.