President Joe Biden is making light of calls for his impeachment.
During an event on Friday, Biden spoke about “Bidenomics” and noted the slowing pace of inflation.
“Earlier this week, The Washington Post suggested Republicans may have to find something else to criticize me for, now that inflation is coming down,” Biden said.
He joked, “Maybe they’ll decide to impeach me because it’s coming down. I don’t know. I love that one.”
“Well, anyway, that’s another story,” Biden added.
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President Biden: “The Washington Post suggested Republicans may have to find something else to criticize me for, now that inflation is coming down. Maybe they’ll decide to impeach me because it’s coming down. I don't know. I love that one.” pic.twitter.com/IFwNVCo7DY
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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said on Monday, Republicans’ investigation of the president is “rising to the level” of an impeachment inquiry.
McCarthy pointed to an unverified FBI document known as an FD-1023 that contained allegations Biden was involved in a foreign bribery scheme.
According to the allegation in the FD-1023, an informant who the FBI described as “highly credible,” provided information about meetings that took place as early as 2015.
The informant shared information about a 2016 meeting allegedly involving Mykola Zlochevsky, the CEO of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, who claimed he made two $5 million payments to “the Bidens.” However, he did not specify which family members.
The FBI noted the informant could not “provide any further opinion as the veracity” of the allegations.
White House spokesperson Ian Sams said in a statement to CNN the allegations have been “debunked for years.”
Still, McCarthy said he would move to launch an impeachment inquiry if he feels information was being withheld from Congress. However, he sought to push back on the idea he “floated” taking the next step and actually impeaching Biden.
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