White House Rejects GOP Efforts for Impeachment Inquiry Interview

(RightWing.org) – House Republicans have been investigating President Joe Biden since they took the majority back in 2023. One of their primary concerns is allegations that he or his family members may have profited off of Biden’s position as vice president under former President Barack Obama.

In December 2023, the House voted to formally launch an impeachment inquiry. The president has now rejected lawmakers’ invitation to testify.

Biden Refuses to Testify

On April 15, Richard Sauber, the special counsel for Biden, sent a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) rejecting an invitation sent last month asking the president to testify in the impeachment inquiry. The Associated Press reported the White House lawyer called the inquiry a “partisan charade” that hadn’t unearthed any evidence supporting the allegations against the POTUS.

Sauber claimed the only thing Comer’s committee has done is turn up “abundant evidence that […] the President has done nothing wrong.” He went on to accuse the congressman of lying to the American public despite the evidence debunking the claims against Biden and saying the inquiry has made it clear that “facts do not matter” to Comer.

Impeachment Stalled

According to reports, the invitation to Biden from Comer was an attempt to get the impeachment proceedings moving again. The inquiry has been stalled for weeks after Republicans failed to produce evidence or witness testimony proving the president had any involvement in the business dealings of his son, Hunter Biden, and brother, James Biden.

Plenty of evidence has shown that Hunter used his father’s position to get a leg up in the business world, but not that the POTUS, then-vice president, participated.

One House Republican told Axios in February that they didn’t see the impeachment inquiry “going anywhere substantive.” They also reportedly said that there weren’t enough members of the party willing to vote to impeach the president, saying there were “easily 40-50” Conservatives who would vote no.

Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) said that while the inquiry has been “helpful,” he doesn’t believe it has “shown that a specific law was violated by the President as of yet.”

During an impeachment hearing in March, Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) called for the House Oversight Committee to vote on the impeachment. He claimed that if they’d had any evidence against the president the vote would have already taken place.

Comer has maintained he wants the investigation to be thorough and not rushed like they were when Democrats impeached former President Donald Trump twice.

While Republicans have not voted to impeach Biden, they did impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over the border crisis. However, as his trial began on April 17, the Senate dismissed the articles of impeachment against him.

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