DeSantis Warns House Republicans Against Using Impeachment As Trojan Horse
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has expressed his desire to see House Republicans focus less on President Joe Biden’s impeachment inquiry.
DeSantis wants House GOP to focus on issues, not Biden impeachment.
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The Florida governor made the remark during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” after host Kristen Welker asked him to comment on House Speaker Rep. Mike Johnson’s (R-LA) comments on the impeachment inquiry. Johnson had previously revealed that he had the votes to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden.
“So here’s what I think. I think the Biden family and the amount of money that’s flowed into that family to me is corrupt,” DeSantis responded. “I think that it’s not been explained in ways that make any sense. And so opening an inquiry based on the facts that we have, I think would be justifiable.However, I think they run the risk of doing an inquiry that doesn’t necessarily lead anywhere while they’ve been ignoring a lot of the problems that our voters are talking about.”
DeSantis, who could be going head-to-head with Biden if he becomes the GOP nominee, urged House Republicans to focus more on other issues like the ongoing border crisis and decaying economy.
“When I’m going through Iowa, Republican voters are not fond of Joe Biden,” DeSantis added. “Yes, they’re concerned about Hunter and all this money but they’re more concerned about what’s happening at our border. They’re more concerned about what’s happening with the economy. They’re more concerned about federal agencies that are overstepping their bounds. So if you’re doing the inquiry, which again, I think is justifiable, you also have to be addressing all these other issues. And I think that there’s a feeling out here that they’re not focused on the key issues that they wanted to see addressed, clearly on the budget. There’s been no progress on that. So, make sure you’re not ignoring all these other issues. And don’t use that inquiry as kind of a Trojan Horse to not then meet your responsibilities on all these other things.”