In a surprising turn of events, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has taken a stand against Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-Colo.) impeachment resolution targeting President Joe Biden. McCarthy expressed his reservations about the resolution during a closed-door meeting of the GOP conference, emphasizing the need for a thorough investigation before taking such a serious step.
“I don’t think it’s the right thing to do… You’ve got to go through the process. You’ve got to have the investigation… throwing something on the floor actually harms the investigation that we’re doing right now,” McCarthy told reporters, according to The Hill.
McCarthy also revealed that he had requested Boebert to discuss her resolution with the House GOP conference before initiating a vote, but she proceeded without doing so. Boebert did not attend the subsequent meeting.
Despite McCarthy’s advice, Boebert went ahead and introduced the privileged motion to force a vote on the impeachment resolution, generating mixed reactions within the Republican Party.
The House Oversight Committee Chairman, James Comer (R-Ky.), expressed dissatisfaction with the manner in which Boebert bypassed the committee process.
Comer, whose committee has been conducting an investigation into corruption accusations against the Biden family, revealed that new information was being uncovered almost daily. While he did not indicate his support for Boebert’s resolution, Comer voiced concerns about the lack of committee involvement.
“I don’t like how she presented it by bypassing the committee process, especially when the investigation in the Oversight Committee, which she’s on, is producing new information almost daily,” Comer told Fox News Digital.
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Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) responded to questions about impeachment by saying, “I believe it should go through thorough and proper vigorous debate and through assigned committees and the people should be present and witness said debate.
“The founders established the highest thresholds for impeachment, intended it to be almost impossible to impeach a president and very difficult to impeach a secretary.”
When asked point blank if he would support the measure, he said he “didn’t fully agree” with the resolution, but it was unclear how he would vote.
Rep. Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho) told The Epoch Times, “I support impeachment, but I don’t know if I support that resolution just because I haven’t read the articles yet. But I think he’s done more than enough to warrant impeachment.”
When asked what the president has done to warrant impeachment, Fulcher cited the border and the “lack of willingness to enforce U.S. law.”
Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tenn.) offered a ringing endorsement for the effort, telling reporters on Capitol Hill, “I will not be voting to table it. I would support it if it comes to the floor… I think there’s enough evidence there to impeach, and if new evidence comes to light… impeach again,” the lawmaker said, asserting that his district would want him to support the effort.
When asked about his stance on the resolution, Ogles confidently stated, “I’m all in.”
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