Colorado Republican Ken Buck said he doesn’t believe there is enough evidence to impeach President Biden. Speaking to Jake Tapper on CNN, Buck explained that he has not seen enough to make him vote for impeachment and believes the committees investigating the President’s ties to his son’s business dealings have more work to do. “If they reach that point where they could find evidence of a connection, fine. Right now, I’m not convinced that that evidence exists. And I’m not supporting an impeachment inquiry,” he said.
Nevertheless, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy intends to proceed with investigations into the President’s alleged corruption. Inquiries will focus on whether Biden profited from the business dealings of his son Hunter, with emphasis on payments he received from foreign business associates in countries including China, Russia, and Ukraine. House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer said Hunter Biden “sold” his father’s brand to “reap millions from oligarchs.”
If the House of Representatives does decide to impeach President Biden following the investigations, the matter will pass to the Senate, where two-thirds would have to agree to the impeachment – a scenario that is highly unlikely given that the Democrats currently hold a Senate majority.
The President addressed the upcoming inquiry for the first time at a Democrat fundraiser in Virginia. He accused Republicans of seeking to bring down his administration and said, “I don’t know quite why, but they just knew they wanted to impeach me. And now, the best I can tell, they want to impeach me because they want to shut down the government.”
The White House, however, seems to be taking the impeachment threat seriously, despite dismissing its claims as baseless. The administration has hired dozens of attorneys and communications experts to establish a “war room” to deny any wrongdoing on the President’s part and encourage the press to investigate Republican motives.
The President insists he is focused on business as usual and told donors, “I’ve got a job to do.”