Rep. James Comer Predicts Biden Impeachment Inquiry ‘Imminent’: ‘I Think There’s Consensus’

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, who has led a series of investigations into the Biden family’s dealings, believes an impeachment inquiry against the president could be imminent.

“I think there is now a consensus in our conference that we will have to go to an impeachment inquiry. Obviously, that will be Chairman McCarthy’s decision,” Comer told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday night.

“I feel like that’s imminent.”

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has actively raised the possibility of an investigation, but some moderate members of the House’s slim 222-212 Republican majority are unconvinced.

Some, like Rep. Don Bacon (R-Nebraska), have publicly expressed apprehension about doing so, raising questions about approving such an investigation.

James Comer expressed his support for opening an impeachment investigation against President Biden.Youtube/FOX News

As a workaround, McCarthy could skip the tradition of holding a floor vote to launch a formal impeachment inquiry, similar to what his predecessor, Speaker Emeritus Nancy Pelosi (R-Calif.) did against former President Donald Trump.

Comer has been the point man for the Republican Party in the House to investigate the Bidens and their foreign dealings, which would be the basis of such an effort.

He also long peddled suggestions that Hunter Biden and other family members were involved in influence peddling.

Joe BidenPresident Biden has ignored GOP accusations of wrongdoing and urged the party to work with him on bipartisan policy. AFP via Getty Images

Recently, Comer latched onto revelations that the president had previously used pseudonyms.

“Democrats have gone stone silent in Washington in their defense of Joe Biden,” Comer said, claiming an email was sent to Hunter Biden in which Biden Sr. used a pseudonym and discussed Ukraine policy.

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White House officials have strongly rejected impeachment inquiry rumors and allegations of wrongdoing.

“Just when you think @HouseGOP’s antics can’t get any sillier, they start worrying about ‘pseudonyms’ in emails. Newsflash: Government leaders for decades have used aliases to prevent spam and hacking. Did they think it was just joe dot biden @? LOL I wonder what the emails of some congressmen are! White House spokesman Ian Sams posted on X, formerly Twitter.

Just when you think @HouseGOP The antics couldn’t get sillier and they start to worry about the “pseudonyms” in the emails.

Newsflash: Government leaders for decades have used aliases to prevent spam and piracy

Did you think it was just joe dot biden@? HA HA HA

I wonder what the emails of some congressmen are!

-Ian Sams (@IanSams46) August 29, 2023

President Biden and the White House have insisted that he did not discuss business with his son, but Comer maintains the opposite is true.

“I’m here to tell you, Sean, that Joe Biden was front and center,” Comer said. “He met with every one of these people that he claimed to never meet, that he never spoke to, and we’re putting together the timeline of Hunter Biden traveling to many of these countries on Air Force Two while Joe Biden was vice president. . .”

James ComerComer assumed the helm of the House Oversight Committee earlier this year. YouTube/FOX News

On Wednesday, Comer demanded the National Archives and Records Administration turn over records about Hunter Biden’s access to Air Force Two during his father’s vice-presidential days.

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Several Republicans, including Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-Col.) and Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), have already filed articles of impeachment against the president.

“What stops us from doing an impeachment inquiry is them providing us with the documents that we’re asking for,” McCarthy told Fox Business earlier this month. “The determination here is how the Bidens handled this.”

kevin mccarthySome Democrats have speculated that Kevin McCarthy is using the specter of an impeachment inquiry to divert attention from wrangling over the government shutdown.

As McCarthy ponders an impeachment inquiry, he is grappling with the specter of a government shutdown with both houses of Congress presenting opposing views for the 12-bill appropriations method the two parties have agreed to use to fund the government.

McCarthy has publicly backed a stopgap measure known as a continuing resolution to keep the government funded and avoid a shutdown, drawing criticism from his conservative flank.

If Congress does not act before the next fiscal year, which begins in October, a shutdown will ensue.

The House is currently in recess and is scheduled to reconvene next month.

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