Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy directed the House of Representatives to open a formal impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden.
On Thursday, the House GOP conference will have a meeting to discuss findings toward Biden’s impeachment. McCarthy will tell the Republican lawmakers that House Oversight Chair James Comer, R-Ky., and House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, have enough evidence to move forward with a formal impeachment.
McCarthy will tell the lawmakers that impeachment is the “logical next step” for the Republican investigation.
Last month, McCarthy told Breitbart that an impeachment could only happen through a House majority vote.
“To open an impeachment inquiry is a serious matter, and House Republicans would not take it lightly or use it for political purposes,” the speaker said in a statement. “That’s why, if we move forward with an impeachment inquiry, it would occur through a vote on the floor of the People’s House and not through a declaration by one person.”
To pass an impeachment inquiry, McCarthy needs the support of 218 lawmakers, but several GOP members of Congress have voiced opposition to the inquiry.
However, other Republicans like Representative Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., have threatened to vote to remove McCarthy from office if he does not follow through with an impeachment inquiry.
“If Speaker McCarthy stands in our way, he may not have the job long,” Gaetz wrote on X.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., has been supportive of McCarthy, but this week she said she would not continue funding the government if McCarthy did not open an inquiry.
On Tuesday, Greene posted her approval of McCarthy’s move on X.
“It’s the right thing to do and our country deserves the House of Representatives to fully investigate Joe Biden and uncover the entire network who colluded to cover up his crimes from the American people,” Greene said.