There has been a lot of talk on the question of impeachment from the House Republicans, but so far not a lot of action in terms of moving ahead with the process.
The base has certainly been pushing for it and has been upset that it hasn’t already been moved on.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) started throwing the word around in July, saying the evidence was leading to an impeachment inquiry. George Washington law professor Jonathan Turley said the fact that Biden “clearly lied” now obligated them to move forward. Then McCarthy said that if they moved forward, it would be by putting the question to a floor vote. Some looked at that as possibly allowing an out on the question if they couldn’t get enough Republican votes because it could be challenging to get the required votes.
But now, it looks like they may have the votes, according to House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY), the guy who has been mainly responsible for putting together all the evidence in the probe of the Biden family scandal.
Comer told Newmax’s Rob Schmitt on Thursday that he thought the emails that he’s gotten from the National Archives moved some of the Republicans into being supportive of an inquiry now.
“I do believe that we have the votes for an impeachment inquiry,” Comer said.
“I think that was the straw that broke the camel’s back with a few of the Republicans that were a little nervous about going the route of impeachment inquiry,” Comer said about the NARA records. “They realized that we need this tool to be able to win in court because that’s where we’re headed. We’ve just about picked all the low-hanging fruit.”
While he said the timing of the vote was up to McCarthy, Comer said that he expected that it would be coming in the middle of September, after the House comes back from their recess.
“I would predict that in the middle of September, we have a vote. I will predict that it passes, and I will predict that we will use that with all these government agencies that are refusing to turn over valuable information like the National Archives,” Comer said.
Now assuming Comer is right and that holds until the vote is taken in the middle of September, the inquiry promises to have a lot of interesting information come out that has had only had a limited audience for the last few years. All the dirty business is suddenly going to be very public to a much wider audience. The public, who already have a lot of concerns about Biden, who already think he’s too old and blame him for the bad economy are now going to see there are even more problems that they don’t want to deal with. While Democrats are trying to play a lawfare game to try to take out former President Donald Trump for speech they don’t like and things that aren’t crimes, the real problematic questions are against Biden, and that may become very clear through the impeachment inquiry.