McCarthy plans 'step forward' to President Joe Biden impeachment despite GOP opposition

McCarthy plans 'step forward' to President Joe Biden impeachment despite GOP opposition
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Image via Matt Johnson/Flickr.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-California) on Sunday said impeaching President Joe Biden is "a natural step forward" for Republican House members to take, Associated Press (AP) reports.

"If you look at all the information we have been able to gather so far, it is a natural step forward that you would have to go to an impeachment inquiry," the GOP leader said during an interview on Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures.

Earlier this summer McCarthy openly voiced disagreement with Rep. Lauren Boebert's (R-Colorado) resolution to impeach the president, but AP notes, "McCarthy is walking a tightrope as he faces pressure from members of his party looking to demonstrate support for Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential campaign."

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Still, according to the report, he "also risks imperiling the GOP's fragile House majority."

AP notes, "Some House Republicans are eager to go after Biden over claims of financial misconduct involving his son Hunter, but the Democratic president has not been shown to have done anything wrong."

NBC reports that "'McCarthy can lose no more than four GOP votes' if he pursues an impeachment inquiry — and 'the make-or-break votes will come from 18 politically vulnerable Republicans who represent districts Biden won in 2020 and other self-styled GOP pragmatists.'"

According to NBC Rep. Mike Lawler (R-New York) said, "Impeachment should not be political by any stretch. We've seen what happens when Congress acts in a political matter — it does not serve the interests of the American people in any way."

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Associated Press' full report is available at this link.

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