House Republicans, in their ongoing effort to take down President Joe Biden, are planning to hold their first hearing on the impeachment inquiry. It’s like they just can’t let go of their fascination with impeachments! The hearing will be conducted by the House Oversight Committee and will focus on the “constitutional and legal questions” surrounding Biden’s alleged involvement in his son’s business dealings. Can’t a father support his son without being dragged through the mud?
The committee hasn’t released the list of witnesses yet, but Chairman James Comer’s office has made it clear that they plan to subpoena bank records of Hunter Biden and James Biden, the president’s son and brother, respectively. Because, you know, fishing through someone’s bank records is a totally normal and respectful way to conduct an investigation.
The impeachment inquiry is being led by Comer, along with Reps. Jim Jordan and Jason Smith. They are looking into claims that Biden used his authority as vice president for his own personal gain. They’re also investigating allegations that the Justice Department gave Hunter Biden preferential treatment during its investigation into him for tax and other crimes. It’s all just more partisan nonsense designed to distract from the real issues facing our country.
Jordan and Smith have already conducted interviews with FBI officials and IRS agents, which supposedly confirmed some of the whistleblowers’ claims. But let’s be real, who knows what actually happened in those interviews? Transcripts of the interviews obtained by the Washington Examiner allege that the DOJ’s investigation moved slowly and that U.S. attorneys refused to bring charges against Hunter Biden. But considering the source, who can really trust what they’re saying?
Jordan has subpoenaed two more officials from the DOJ’s Tax Division for depositions, and tentative interview dates have been set for seven other officials. But it’s unclear whether these interviews will actually happen, given the ongoing negotiations between the committee and the DOJ. Frankly, it just feels like a never-ending charade. When will the Republicans give up on these impeachment fantasies and start focusing on the real issues affecting the American people? We need leaders who will prioritize our needs, not their partisan vendettas.