House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is set to tell Republican lawmakers this week that an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden is “the logical next step” in the GOP’s probes into his scandal-scarred son.
McCarthy is expected to make the announcement Thursday when House Republicans meet behind closed doors for a scheduled update from House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan, of Ohio, and House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer, of Kentucky, Punchbowl News reported Tuesday.
The two Republicans have been leading investigations into Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings and whether he leveraged his father’s official government positions to secure foreign business deals.
An impeachment inquiry will allow them to obtain the Bidens’ bank records and other documents.
It remains unclear, however, whether the president personally benefitted from his son’s deals or abused his power to influence them.
Sources had previously told Fox News Digital that Republicans were planning to launch an impeachment inquiry into Biden this month.
McCarthy previously told Breitbart News he would only open an impeachment inquiry with a formal House vote.
“To open an impeachment inquiry is a serious matter, and House Republicans will not take it lightly or use it for political purposes,” he said. “The American people deserve to be heard on this matter through their elected representatives.
“That’s why, if we move forward with an impeachment inquiry, it would occur through a vote on the floor of the People’s House and not through a declaration by one person.”