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GOP Has Votes to Launch Biden Impeachment: Speaker Johnson Says, ‘I Believe We Will’

GOP Has Votes to Launch Biden Impeachment: Speaker Johnson Says, ‘I Believe We Will’

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson has addressed the question of impeaching President Joe Biden.

The speaker gave an update on the idea in a Saturday interview with Fox & Friends.

Johnson disclosed his belief that the House Republican majority has the votes necessary to launch a formal impeachment inquiry.

“It’s become a necessary step,” he said.

Johnson pointed to the Biden administration’s lack of cooperation with Congress as cause for beginning an impeachment inquiry.

“Now we’re being stonewalled by the White House, because they’re preventing at least two to three [Department of Justice] witnesses from coming forward.”

“A formal impeachment inquiry vote on the floor will allow us to take it to the next necessary step, and I think it’s something we have to do at this juncture.”

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Johnson previously indicated congressional investigations of Biden had yet to discover evidence warranting impeachment, according to Politico.

The newly elected speaker also spoke about the need for transparency and deliberate due process for any potential inquiry in November.

Impeaching Biden would require near-unanimous support from Republican members of the House, assuming that no Democrats would cross the aisle to impeach Biden.

“I believe we will,” Johnson said of securing enough votes for beginning a House impeachment inquiry.

“I suspect no Democrats will assist in this effort, but they should.”

Johnson cited the Biden family’s extensive business deals with foreign individuals and businesses, accusing the president of lying about his direct knowledge of dealings carried out by his son and brother.

A simple majority for impeachment in the House is enough to spur a trial in the Senate — where two-thirds of senators would have to vote to convict Biden to remove him from office.

Rep. Ralph Norman has indicated that a vote to begin an impeachment inquiry could come as early as next week, according to NBC News.

The speaker also addressed former Rep. George Santos’ expulsion from the House (having voted against the move), and spoke of the need to tie Ukraine military aid to legislation that would secure America’s borders.


 

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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