WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Joe Biden on Wednesday rejected the impeachment inquiry against him opened by Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives accusing them of seeking to impose a government shutdown.
“I don’t know why, but they want to impeach me,” the president said during a fundraising event in McLean, Virginia. “In my opinion, they want to shut down the government.”
He stressed: “I have work to do (…) I have to face the problems that affect Americans.”
Today’s words were Biden’s first statements in this regard since Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy ordered the opening of an investigation to impeach the president.
The goal of the Republican caucus, at least at this point, is to obtain banking records and other documents from the president and his son Hunter Biden.
Since taking control of the House of Representatives after the November 2022 midterm elections, Republicans have advanced a series of investigations into alleged business dealings between Biden’s son and his family with China.
In a report filed in July, opposition lawmakers on the House Oversight and Accountability Committee accused the president’s family of receiving money from a Chinese energy company.
The committee published a series of banking documents showing that one of the Biden family associates, Rob Walker, used his company to transfer money he received from a Chinese energy company to four members of the Biden family.
The payments were delivered to Biden’s son, Hunter. his sister-in-law, Haley; His brother, James, and a third, “Biden,” were not identified, according to documents published by opposition lawmakers.
Impeachment resolutions must be ratified in that chamber’s plenary session, where it is not yet clear that McCarthy has the support of moderate Republicans in his caucus.
If it succeeds later, it will reach the Senate, which has the authority to conduct this type of trial. Since the Senate is controlled by Democrats, the possibility of moving it forward is limited.
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