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Tuberville says reason for impeachment ‘better be ironclad’

Citing a “culture of corruption,” House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced Tuesday that he is beginning an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden.

“I am directing our House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said in a statement. “Over the past several months, House Republicans have uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct— a culture of corruption.”

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, in a press call today with reporters, gave his opinion on the newly launched impeachment inquiry.

“I really don’t like impeachments,” Tuberville (R-Auburn) said. “I hate to see the country dragged through this but, unfortunately, in this case it might be necessary.”

He also called for possible evidence in the proceedings to be made public.

“The American people deserve the truth and that’s what we need to look at,” he said. “We need to look at all the evidence and bring it forth. I don’t think it will ever make the light of day in the Senate but if the House thinks they’ve got enough information and truth to show the American people, it needs to be brought out.”

Tuberville, however, did have one reservation on the possibility of a Biden impeachment.

“If you ever go against or try to prosecute a president or, as we’ve just seen, a former president, it better be ironclad,” he said. “The American people are getting tired of this.

“I’m anxious to see what the House has. They’ve been talking very strongly about all their information. We have not seen it in the Senate. So we just wait, look, see, and listen to what they’ve got and hopefully the American people will really make the decision next year at the ballot box.”

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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