The House Oversight Committee will hold the first impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden on Thursday, September 28, according to an announcement made on Tuesday. The formal date announcement comes one week after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy called for the inquiry based on “serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct” last week.
In a statement made from Capitol Hill last Tuesday, Speaker McCarthy announced that Republican lawmakers had uncovered evidence of “a culture of corruption” surrounding President Biden’s family business dealings, necessitating an inquiry to “gather all the facts and answers for the American public.” McCarthy called specific attention to phone calls and bank records that allegedly prove that the President and his son, Hunter Biden, were involved in foreign corruption and bribery, among other crimes. He further alleged that this corruption also extended into the Department of Justice, which shielded the First Family from prosecution.
I am directing our House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. Over the past several months, House Republicans have uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct—a culture of corruption. https://t.co/3uoDlUB3Sy
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) September 12, 2023
At the time of the announcement, McCarthy tasked Oversight Chairman James Comer, Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, and Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith with leading the impeachment inquiry and determining when hearings will be held.
With the hearing now scheduled for September 28, “the Oversight Committee will continue to follow the evidence and money trail to provide the transparency and accountability that Americans demand from their government,” according to a Committee spokesperson.
Ahead of the hearing next Thursday, the Committee is expected to subpoena additional bank records from Joe and Hunter Biden, as well as James Biden, the president’s brother. However, rather than uncovering new evidence, this effort is likely intended to compile the copious amounts of evidence already discovered in previous hearings, including testimony from an IRS whistleblower alleging DOJ corruption during the investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax fraud.
The inquiry is scheduled to begin as Congress attempts to hammer out a spending plan and avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month.