US President Joe Biden did nothing wrong, the White House announced on Tuesday, again calling the impeachment inquiry against the president a political move.
“The president did nothing wrong,” a White House spokeswoman said Karine Jean-Pierre and explained that the investigation is based on unfounded accusations. “They themselves said that there is no evidence. This is a political move,” she added.
On Tuesday, the Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives approved the start of an investigation for a constitutional impeachment against Biden Kevin McCarthywho said the president lied to the American people about his son’s dealings Hunter.
“Republicans in the House of Representatives have uncovered serious allegations regarding President Biden’s conduct. These point to a culture of corruption,” he added.
Biden’s son Hunter’s dealings in Ukraine and China while his father was vice president under Barack Obama, are a constant target of Republicans. Hunter is being investigated for possible tax evasion and is expected to be charged later this month with firearms violations. However, so far he has not been charged with any crimes related to his foreign dealings.
Republicans have been investigating the president since they took control of the House of Representatives in January. Multiple hearings found no concrete evidence of Biden’s questionable or improper conduct.
The White House has already condemned McCarthy’s move, calling it extreme politics in its worst form. “House Republicans have been investigating the president for nine months and have found no evidence of wrongdoing,” a White House spokesman recalled on the X network, formerly Twitter Ian Sams.
The plan to launch a formal investigation has also met with opposition from some Republican congressmen, who warn that evidence linking Biden to any wrongdoing does not exist.
The US Constitution provides for impeachment, or the process of constitutionally impeaching the president for treason, corruption, or other serious crimes or misdemeanors. The procedure begins when the majority of members of the House of Representatives approve individual points or articles of the indictment. The process then goes to the Senate, where a two-thirds majority is required to remove the president.