The US Congress agreed, on Wednesday, to open a formal investigation to hold Joe Biden accountable, prompted by his son’s controversial affairs abroad, which the president described as a “baseless political ploy.”
This measure has almost no chance of success, but it may become a headache for the White House before the presidential elections in November 2024, in which Joe Biden is running.
Republicans, who have constituted the majority in the House of Representatives since January, accuse the Democratic leader of exploiting his influence when he was Vice President Barack Obama (2009-2017) to allow his son to carry out questionable actions in China and Ukraine.
Joe Biden has repeatedly lied to the American peopleThe Chairman of the House Investigative Committee, James Comer, was charged with bicycling.
The president, Democrats and his son collectively deny the accusations.
They chose to waste their time on a baseless political schemeJoe Biden was accused after the vote.
Instead of working to improve the lives of Americans, their priority is attacking me with liesHe said in a press statement.
My father was never financially involved in my businessHe had already confirmed that Hunter Biden, who has become a favorite target of the right, during a rare press conference on Wednesday morning.
The 50-year-old man, who was present before the US Congress, has a history of addiction and has been charged in two cases by the courts, admitted to committing crimes.
mistakes in his life.
However, he was charged
Trumpians to try
Stripping a person of his humanity to
Damage To his father. For this reason, he refused to participate in a closed hearing organized by Republicans, who summoned him to appear at the Capitol.
The 81-year-old president has long publicly supported Hunter Biden, and often says he does
proud from him.
Republicans hope to obtain additional powers
An impeachment inquiry, long demanded by elected officials close to Donald Trump and whom Joe Biden could oppose in 2024, had already been opened against the Democratic president last summer.
A first parliamentary hearing on this topic was organized at the end of September, during which the experts interviewed agreed that there is currently no justification for indicting President Biden.
There is no evidence that President Biden committed any wrongdoingHouse Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries added on Wednesday.
But Republicans believe that the formal opening of the investigation, approved solely by their votes, will give them additional powers, and therefore new possibilities, to incriminate the Democratic leader.
It is time to provide answers to the American peopleRepublican House Speaker Mike Johnson fired the vote on Wednesday, confirming that he would not take over this investigation.
The US Constitution stipulates that Congress can impeach the president
Treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.
The procedure is done in two stages.
After conducting its investigations, the House of Representatives votes by a simple majority on the articles of impeachment that detail the facts of which the president is accused: This is what is called isolation In English.
If the impeachment is voted on, the Senate, the upper house of Congress, will put the president on trial. However, it is very likely that he will be acquitted, as Joe Biden’s party represents the majority in this chamber.
No president has ever been impeached in American history. Three of them have been impeached: Andrew Johnson in 1868, Bill Clinton in 1998, and Donald Trump in 2019 and 2021. However, all were eventually acquitted.
Richard Nixon preferred to resign in 1974 to avoid some accountability by Congress due to the Watergate scandal.
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