The White House’s oversight and investigations war room finally got the battle on Tuesday that they’d been arming themselves for.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s announcement that he has directed GOP led House committees to open an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden was the long anticipated retribution that White House aides had been waiting for, after House Democrats twice impeached Donald Trump during his one term in office.
Ever since Republicans retook the House majority last year, the White House has been building a team of legal experts and spokespeople to counter the congressional inquirie launched into the president and his son, Hunter Biden.
And in recent months, as the calls for impeachment grew louder on the far right of the GOP, the new White House war room has responded by publicly refuting Republican accusations and amplifying the voices of impeachment skeptics within the GOP caucus.
“House Republicans have been investigating the president for nine months, and they’ve turned up no evidence of wrongdoing,” Ian Sams, the White House spokesperson for oversight and investigations said on Tuesday, noting that McCarthy’s “own GOP members have said so.”
To date, House Republicans have yet to produce any evidence that Biden personally profited off of his son’s business dealings, or that he committed any other high crimes or misdemeanors. But proponents of impeachment insist that a formal inquiry will give investigators precisely the legal power they need to subpoena records from Biden that might prove wrongdoing. [Continue reading…]