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September 27, 2023

McCarthy’s shaky launch of the Biden impeachment inquiry

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had a shaky launch of an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. After weeks of publicly opposing the inquiry, McCarthy announced a resolution on February 5th calling on Vice President Kamala Harris to review the allegations of abuse of power leveled against the president by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. The resolution also called for an independent investigation into the claims and for the removal of Biden from office if warranted. However, McCarthy’s resolution is unlikely to get anywhere since the House of Representatives is currently controlled by the Democrats and it is unlikely that any impeachment vote will take place. The resolution also received almost immediate criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, with both groups citing the timing of the announcement as politically motivated and potentially damaging to American democracy. Additionally, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki reiterated on February 5th that the Biden administration was looking forward to working with the congressional Republican leadership on issues of bipartisanship, and not focusing on impeachment inquiries.