Republican Senator Throws Wet Blanket on Biden Impeachment Inquiry

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House Republicans, led by Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), recently announced their intention to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. The inquiry will center around allegations and suspicions regarding the president’s role in his son, Hunter Biden’s shady foreign business dealings. The investigation is intended to ascertain whether the Biden family used Joe Biden’s public office for personal gains as he was serving as vice president under Barack Obama.


Needless to say, Democrats weren’t too happy about the announcement and did their level best to make sure the public knew how they felt about it. But several Republican lawmakers have also taken issue with McCarthy’s move. Enter Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), who referred to the initiative as a waste of time during a recent interview.

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., said House Republicans must "not waste time" and deliver an "ironclad" case to impeach President Biden for the effort to succeed in the Senate.

Tuberville on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republican senators who are skeptical of the House GOP impeachment inquiry. He said the Senate "couldn't get the votes" to convict Biden in an impeachment trial but hoped the House at least would get to the truth concerning the abuse of power and corruption allegations made against the president.

"You don’t bring a vote to the floor unless you are pretty sure that you can get the amount of votes that you need," Tuberville said on NBC's "Meet the Press NOW." "I know that wouldn’t make it to anywhere over here in the Senate. That probably wouldn’t even — wouldn’t even let it make it to the floor. But again, this is all up to the House. We got enough problems going on right now."

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday said House Republicans have "uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden's conduct" that will serve as the basis of an impeachment inquiry.


Other Republican senators, including Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Thom Tillis (R-NC), have indicated their skepticism regarding the impeachment inquiry.

Earlier this week, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) also criticized House Republican leadership over the matter, calling it “window dressing.”

“Well, impeachment is just window dressing. It’s not going to go anywhere. We need real spending cuts. We need real measures. I mean, and when we look at the potential for a government shutdown in the next couple of weeks, it’ll happen before October, if it happens at all. That is a real risk right now.”

Mace continued: “A lot of folks on the right are going to want to blame Biden and Democrats on the left, but I got to tell you, we’re here today because both sides, Republicans and Democrats, have spent into oblivion.”

The White House reacted harshly to the impending inquiry, noting that Republicans “have been investigating the President for 9 months, and they’ve turned up no evidence of wrongdoing.”


Discussions of a possible Biden impeachment aren’t anything new. They have been swirling around the airwaves and interwebs since shortly after the GOP regained control of the House. However, many have pointed out that the effort would be doomed to fail since Democrats maintain control of the Senate.

Still, others have suggested that an inquiry could damage Biden politically if the investigation turns up more evidence of wrongdoing on the president’s part. Regardless of how it turns out, it could present a significant turn in American politics.


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