Biden dismisses opposition impeachment inquiry against him

Washington, Sep 13 (EFE).- United States president Joe Biden on Wednesday dismissed the Republicans’ impeachment investigation against him and accused them of wanting to force a government shutdown.

“I tell you what, I don’t know quite why, but they just knew they wanted to impeach me. Now, best I can tell, they want to impeach me because they want to shut down the government,” the president said during a campaign reception in McLean, Virginia.

“I get up every day not focused on impeachment – I’ve got a job to do. I’ve got to deal with issues that affect the American people every single solitary day,” he added.

Wednesday’s words were Biden’s first on the matter since House speaker and Republican Kevin McCarthy on Monday announced an impeachment inquiry into the president.

The goal of the Republicans, at least at this stage, is to obtain bank records and other documents on the president and his son Hunter Biden.

Since taking control of the House of Representatives after the midterm elections in November 2022, Republicans have been investigating alleged business dealings between Biden’s son and his family.

In a report filed in July, opposition lawmakers on the House Oversight and Accountability Committee accused the president’s family of benefiting financially from foreign contacts.

The Republicans have not found that Biden has directly financially benefited from his son’s business or proven that he made any policy decisions because of it.

The impeachment move must be voted on by the House, where it is not yet clear that McCarthy has the support of moderate Republicans.

If successful, it would then go to the Senate, where Democrats have a majority, and would almost certainly end the bid. EFE


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