House Republicans are unveiling a resolution to launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
A vote on the measure is expected next week.
The resolution directs House committees to “continue their ongoing investigations as part of the House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach Joseph Biden.”
This morning I introduced a resolution directing @GOPoversight, @WaysandMeansGOP, and @JudiciaryGOP to continue their impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden.— Congressman Kelly Armstrong (@RepArmstrongND) December 7, 2023
It’s time to take the next step and put the House in the best position to uncover the truth. pic.twitter.com/9K5uMUy5qi
The Hill noted the move is designed to give the impeachment proceedings a stronger legal footing.
In November, the White House argued the ongoing inquiry was not constitutional because of the absence of a vote.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told reporters that claim increased support for holding a formal vote.
“Constitutionally, it’s not required. [The] speaker said we’re [in] an impeachment inquiry, [then] we’re in an impeachment inquiry,” he said, adding, “But if you have a vote of the full House of Representatives and the majority say we’re in that official status as part of our overall oversight work or constitutional oversight duty that we have, it just helps us in court.”
Republicans have been probing allegations of corruption on the part of the Biden family, specifically claims the president benefited from his son’s foreign business dealings.
The president has insisted he never talked about business with his son’s business partners. However, a report released by the House Ways and Means Committee alleges he sent over 50 emails to Hunter Biden’s business partners using a fake name while he was vice president.