Impeachment Inquiry: President Joe Biden Hit Back At Republicans
President Joe Biden gave his first response to the launch of his impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, accusing Republicans of wanting to impeach him because they want to shut down the government.
According to the New York Post, Biden made the false remarks at a campaign reception in McLean, Va.
“Well, I tell you what, I don’t know quite why, but they just knew they wanted to impeach me,” Biden said. “And now, the best I can tell, they want to impeach me because they want to shut down the government.”
According to The Hill, the impending impeachment conflict may pose a challenge as Congress and the White House engage in a funding dispute for the government. Lawmakers are up against a September 30 deadline to avert a government shutdown. However, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) previously declared that she would refuse to support government funding unless an impeachment inquiry were initiated.
#McCarthy Juggles Averting Government Shutdown and Biden Impeachment Inquiry
Members of the Senate and House of Representatives face a Sept. 30 deadline to fund the government. pic.twitter.com/1j0cibYo5c
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) September 13, 2023
Despite the serious implications of an impeachment inquiry, Biden maintains that he is only focused on his job.
“So look, look, I got a job to do,” Biden said. “Everybody always asked about impeachment. I get up every day, not a joke, not focused on impeachment. I’ve got a job to do. I’ve got to deal with the issues that affect the American people every single solitary day.”
House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) formally launched an impeachment inquiry into President Biden on Tuesday. During the announcement, McCarthy pointed at evidence of wrongdoing against the president and his family. McCarthy added that the evidence, such as the FBI file alleging that the president and Hunter Biden accepted bribes and the millions of dollars earned by the Bidens through alleged influence peddling, paint a picture of corruption.
The White House, however, maintains that House Republicans have not provided any evidence of wrongdoing against the president.
“That is what we heard over and over again, from their almost yearlong investigation, and that’s because the president didn’t do anything wrong. Even House Republicans have said the evidence does not exist,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters.