WATCH: McCarthy Says Biden Corruption Will Lead to Impeachment Inquiry

July 25, 2023

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R.) said House Republicans' investigations of foreign business dealings by President Joe Biden's family are "rising to the level of impeachment inquiry."

"If you’re sitting in our position today, we would know none of this if Republicans had not taken the majority. We've only followed where the information has taken us," McCarthy told Sean Hannity on Fox News Monday. "This is rising to the level of impeachment inquiry which provides Congress the strongest power to get the rest of the knowledge and information needed."

He added later that "this is gonna rise to an impeachment inquiry the way the Constitution tells us to do this."

The remarks are the most strongly worded yet from the speaker surrounding the investigations, though he stopped short of saying he would commit to pursuing an impeachment trial.

McCarthy detailed findings made by the House, including that 16 of 17 payments made from Romania to the Biden family's shell companies were made while Biden was vice president, and that the family has taken Chinese money despite denials from the president.

White House spokesman Ian Sams said in response to McCarthy's comments that Republicans’ "eagerness to go after" Biden "regardless of the truth is seemingly bottomless."

"Instead of focusing on the real issues Americans want us to address like continuing to lower inflation or create jobs, this is what the [House GOP] wants to prioritize," Sams said.

McCarthy's statement comes after two whistleblowers from the Internal Revenue Service testified before Congress last week alleging the Biden administration slow-rolled investigations into first son Hunter Biden.

"We now have some of the most credible whistleblowers, these 10-year IRS agents who have come forward said that the Biden family has been treated differently," McCarthy said.

The news comes ahead of an expected interview by the House Oversight Committee with Hunter Biden associate Devon Archer next week.

"Devon Archer believes strongly in the rule of law and the democratic system, and is prepared to answer the Committee’s questions just as he has already answered similar questions from a federal grand jury, the Department of Justice, and several other government agencies in their investigations concerning the Biden family," lawyer Matthew Schwartz, who represents Archer, told the Washington Free Beacon on Monday.

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