House Republicans are resuming the probe into Biden’s impeachment with vigor amid the election of Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La. ), who has warned against rushing an investigation despite previously accusing the president of bribery.
Invoking the founding fathers, Speaker Johnson has emphasized a cautious approach to impeachment, describing it the “heaviest power that we have,” even though he has no idea how it will turn out.
The FBI received a tip that it was unable to verify regarding a conversation that Biden had with a Ukrainian oligarch. Since then, House Republicans have been unable to provide evidence that Biden accepted a bribe.
The White House has vehemently refuted any misconduct on the part of Biden and pointed out that Republicans have scrutinized his brother’s and son’s financial transactions but haven’t been able to link the president to their overseas work.
But Johnson said last week that the House will soon have to decide how to proceed with the inquiry shared among three committees.
The former Speaker, who occasionally seemed hesitant to pursue the matter, is leaving the position.
Johnson Expressed Biden Involved in Misconduct
Johnson, though, has stated that he is certain that Biden committed misconduct.
Additionally, Johnson has expressed his belief that Biden’s actions are a part of a “pay-to-play” system.
The main focus of the accusations is Biden’s attempt to remove Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin while serving as vice president.
Republicans contend that rather than being motivated by Shokin’s failure to combat corruption, as Biden has claimed, those actions were made to help Biden’s son, who at the time was a board member of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.
However, Biden’s actions were consistent with those of the international community, as well as documents from the State Department at the time indicate that the United States withheld aid to Ukraine because of concerns about Shokin’s lack of significant reforms.
Johnson claims that the president used $1 billion in taxpayer funds to bribe or put pressure on a foreign leader to remove the nation’s top prosecutor due to the prosecutor investigating his son.