White House hits back after House sets first Biden impeachment hearing scheduled for 28 September

The White House hit back at House Republicans on Tuesday after the House Oversight Committee announced the first hearing in a Impeachment proceedings led by the Republican Party Presidential investigation Joe Biden would take place on September 28th.

Ian Sams, a spokesman for the White House Counsel’s Office, said in a statement that the timing of the announcement and the hearing itself – just 48 hours before the federal government runs out of funds at the end of the fiscal year – shows that House Republicans “already have their “Announcing plans to distract from their own chaotic inability to govern and the impact this is having on the country.”

“Staging a political stunt hearing in the final days before they potentially shut down the government reveals their true priorities: For them, baseless personal attacks on President Biden are more important than preventing a government shutdown and the pain it would inflict on American families .” Mr. Sams said.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced the investigation last week to appease extremist factions in his conference and persuade them to vote next week to maintain funding for the U.S. government.

The embattled Republican leader’s announcement meant he fell short of his previous promise to require a vote from the full 435-member body before pursuing an impeachment inquiry into Mr Biden, who has been the subject of a months-long investigation by the House Oversight Committee. There are none Evidence that he has broken the law or committed wrongdoing. Mr. McCarthy previously criticized then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her employment during the former president’s impeachment trial Donald Trump.

A spokesman for the House Oversight Committee said the hearing would “focus on constitutional and legal issues related to the president’s involvement in corruption and abuse of office.”

The spokesman added that lawmakers plan to subpoena the personal and business banking records of Mr. Biden, his brother James Biden and the president’s son Hunter Biden “As early as this week.”

The hearing comes amid House Republicans’ ongoing investigation into the president’s youngest and only surviving son, lawyer and former lobbyist Hunter Biden.

Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer of Kentucky said the hearing will review evidence gathered during the investigation Axios.

“We will announce the details hopefully by the end of the day or first thing in the morning,” he said Tuesday.

While a number of Republicans in both the Senate and House have said they believe there is insufficient evidence to launch an investigation, an Oversight Committee spokesman said the panel “will continue to follow the evidence and money trail to ensure transparency.” “the accountability that Americans demand from their government.”

The scheduling of the first hearing comes as California Governor Gavin Newsom mocked Republicans for launching their investigation in an interview with CNN.

Mr. Newsom criticized Mr. McCarthy for launching the investigation without any evidence of wrongdoing against Mr. Biden. He called the investigation a “joke” after the probe was launched, despite no proven connection being established to suggest Mr Biden benefited from his son’s business dealings.

“This is student government,” Mr. Newsom told CNN in an interview broadcast Monday night. “I mean, this is a perversity to what the Founding Fathers ever imagined and imagined. So if that’s the best they can do, give me a break.”

Mr. Newsom said that while he doesn’t like that some family members of political leaders use their D.C. influence to make large amounts of money, that this is “hardly unique.”

“If that’s the new criteria, there are a lot of people in a lot of industries, not just politics, where people have family members and relationships that they’re trying to exploit to get a little bit of influence and benefit in that regard,” he said.

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing russellfalcon@ustimespost.com.

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