Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., previewed the next steps for the House impeachment inquiry into President Biden Wednesday, announcing plans to hold a hearing this month.
Comer addressed the House GOP Leadership News Conference on Wednesday. He told reporters that House investigators would be looking for additional emails from the Obama era when Biden was vice president and testimony of witnesses who claim the Bidens made millions in corrupt business dealings with foreigners.
“We intend to hold a hearing in September in which we will evaluate the things that have occurred that we feel are violations of our laws by the Biden family,” Comer stated at the House GOP Leadership News Conference.
A spokesman for Comer said that specifics regarding the date and location of this hearing will be announced soon.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) directed Comer on Tuesday to lead the investigation in coordination with House Oversight Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Ways & Means Committee Chair Jason Smith (R-Mo).
Biden’s impeachment effort follows months of GOP investigations into his family’s business dealings abroad. Republicans accuse the president’s own son, Hunter Biden of trading access to his father’s influence for payments. Some of these payments were allegedly reserved specifically for Joe Biden.
The White House denied any wrongdoing and called the GOP allegations baseless and politically motivated.
Comer, who defended the GOP’s impeachment effort Wednesday, claimed that Republicans have proven Biden has lied about his involvement in his son Hunter’s business dealings.
Comer said, “I want to go back to the beginning of this investigation in January.” “The narrative was the laptop [Hunter Biden] was Russian disinformation. Hunter Biden, like Jared Kushner, was a legitimate entrepreneur.
Joe Biden has said that no money was ever taken from China by Biden. While Joe Biden served as vice president, I believe there was no money exchanged. Joe Biden knew nothing of his son’s business dealings. Joe did not speak to or meet any of the foreigners who wired money to the family. “The Republican majority and the investigation have proven that all of these things are false.”
Senate colleagues have expressed skepticism over the impeachment effort by House Republicans.
Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) said that House Republicans should “not waste any time” in presenting an “ironclad case” to impeach Biden.
Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) said last week that she did not think there was enough evidence to impeach Biden. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) also questioned if their House counterparts had alleged any high crimes or misdemeanors specifically against Biden, Axios reported.