Already known as a strong supporter of the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden over allegations surrounding Biden’s involvement in the shady business dealings of his family members, particularly his brother James and son Hunter, new Speaker of the House Mike Johnson just revealed what he thinks of impeachment as a process and Biden’s guilt.
That came during an interview between Fox News Digital and Speaker Mike Johnson, who told the news outlet that, while impeachment is a tool that requires strict responsibility, he thinks using it is appropriate here and the Republicans involved in the impeachment inquiry are performing their roles with skill and success.
He began by explaining why Republicans need to focus on only using impeachment responsibly, saying, “We are the rule of law team, and so we have to respect and regard due process and do this in a way that the founders would have intended. Impeachment is an awesome power that Congress has, and it is not intended to be, nor should it be, used as a political tool to be wielded lightly.” He added, “We take this very seriously.”
Continuing and getting into the details of how the investigation is being conducted, Speaker Johnson said that the responsible Republicans are busy “collecting evidence and following the truth and that evidence wherever it leads.”
He added that those involved are also staying focused on following leads and the evidence, not their biases or beliefs about where the investigation should lead, saying, “We’ve not predetermined the outcome of this. We’ve not pre-judged it.” He added, however, that the likely way it will go should be clear, saying, “But I think everyone can see how it is unfolding.”
And, congratulating those legislators for how they’ve borne the heavy burden with skill and diligence, Speaker Johnson said, “They’ve just really done exceptional work uncovering the evidence. They’ve done a great job, and they’ve been very methodical here.”
Returning briefly to the matter of impeachment being a weighty responsibility, Speaker Johnson added that it was “designed by the framers of the Constitution to be a very careful and sensitive thing that has to be handled legally and appropriately, and that’s what has been done by our chairmen.”
He was, however, less clear on the scope of the impeachment inquiry, not saying whether it would extend to Biden’s time as VP. Speaking on that, he said, “I think I can argue the case that it should extend that far, but I’m not sure that we will have to in this case.“
Then, continuing, he said, “We have an ongoing cover-up of the important facts as Joseph Biden is sitting in the Oval Office. We know that he stared right into the camera as the president and lied repeatedly—I mean, multiple times—he lied directly multiple times about his involvement and knowledge of his son’s business dealings. We all know that now.”
Johnson then accused Bideno of “covering it up,” saying, “He is, you know, as the sitting president, he has been involved in covering it up.” But, despite that, Speaker Johnson argued that there is enough evidence of Biden’s misdeeds, saying that there is “an overwhelming amount of evidence, and that seems to indicate that he was involved and that they did know about this, and that the family did benefit from it.”
He also suggested that bribery could be involved in the list of Biden’s misdeeds, saying, “I think we might be arguing about high crimes and misdemeanors, but I’m not so certain bribery is not involved in some way here, either. And of course, bribery is specifically listed in the Constitution, and so we have an obligation to pursue it.” He added, “There’s a lot of smoke here, and we’re going to find out very soon how big the fire is.” And, showing that the inquiry is hoovering up hard evidence, he pledged to bring “receipts,” saying, “We have receipts now, we’re connecting the dots, and I think this will continue in earnest.“
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