Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will endorse an impeachment inquiry into President Biden this week, a source familiar confirmed to The Hill, setting the scene for a formal vote in the chamber — even though it remains unclear that there is enough support to launch a formal investigation.
McCarthy intends to tell Republican lawmakers that House Oversight Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) and House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) have found enough information to back up the need for a formal impeachment inquiry, the source said.
He will also argue that the launching for a formal inquiry will aid in their effort to try and get a hold of bank records and documents related to the Biden family.
McCarthy plans to call an impeachment inquiry the “logical next step” in the GOP-led investigations, the source said.
The House GOP conference is set to meet behind closed doors twice this week: on Wednesday and on Thursday. During Thursday’s meeting, Comer and Jordan are scheduled to speak about their investigations.
Punchbowl News first reported on McCarthy’s plans.
Republicans in the House have been divided over the issue of impeachment, and the issue of launching an inquiry.
There appears to be more support for launching an inquiry, but it could still be a difficult vote for House Republicans representing districts won by Biden. Democrats are sure to make it part of their attacks in next year’s campaigns.
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