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GOP delegation backs Biden impeachment inquiry: ‘We need answers’

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced Tuesday that House Republicans have “uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct” and will initiate a formal impeachment inquiry into him.

The focus of that investigation will probe his family’s foreign business interactions and the prosecution of his son, Hunter Biden.

Based on the House Oversight Committee’s ongoing investigations, McCarthy claims a “culture of corruption” shrouds the Biden family and. in particular, Hunter Biden’s business ventures before his father took office. 

“These are allegations of abuse of power, obstruction and corruption, and they warrant further investigation by the House of Representatives,” McCarthy said.

RELATED: Rep. Carl: Hunter Biden should be held accountable

Several members of Alabama’s delegation to the House said they’re on the same page with the Speaker. 

Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) said McCarthy’s decision is about “rooting out the truth.”

“President Biden has repeatedly used public office to enrich himself and his family. We need answers and accountability for his wrongdoings, and I fully support Speaker McCarthy’s decision to move forward with an impeachment inquiry for President Biden,” Carl said.

The American people deserve elected officials who work for them and do not abuse their power. House Republicans are committed to rooting out the truth and upholding our Constitutional duty.”

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) said, “When House Republicans took control this year, one of the promises we made was to hold President Biden and his Administration accountable. I look forward to reviewing the facts and I know my colleagues on these committees will do a thorough job.”

Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) went as far as to say Biden may be compromised.

“We must bring accountability and justice to the Washington swamp. That starts at the top by investigating the Biden Family’s foreign influence peddling. I also support impeachment investigations into other Biden officials like Secretary Mayorkas—who I believe is actively undermining our nation’s border security,”  Rep. Dale Strong (R-Monrovia) said.

“If the DOJ won’t investigate these wrongdoings, House Republicans will. It’s time to hold Joe Biden, his family, and his hand-picked defenders accountable for these abuses of power.” 

The Democratic consensus from Alabama’s delegation is that the inquiry is “baseless,” said Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham)
“Despite nine months of investigating, House Republicans have found no evidence of wrongdoing by President Biden,” Sewell said in a statement.
“This baseless impeachment inquiry is nothing more than political theater designed to distract from the looming government shutdown that Republicans are threatening to cause. The American people deserve better.”

The announcement of a formal inquiry comes alongside a looming government shutdown with the end of the federal fiscal year on Sept. 30. 

“We will go wherever the evidence takes us,” McCarthy said Tuesday.

Grayson Everett is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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