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USA: Republicans advance impeachment inquiry against Joe Biden

USA: Republicans advance impeachment inquiry against Joe Biden

The US House of Representatives has formally authorized impeachment hearings against President Joe Biden. The House’s Republican majority passed the related bill Wednesday by a vote of 221 to 212. The Republic The Biden family is suspected of abusing his decisions during his tenure as vice president from 2009 to 2017. The focus is on his son Hunter Biden’s business. No evidence of misconduct has yet been submitted. The president’s office has denied all allegations and said the actions were politically motivated.

Then-Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy had already ordered a “formal impeachment inquiry” against Biden on September 12. However, so far no vote has been taken on this in the full session of the House. Republicans hope the move will give them more legal authority over their investigations — among other things — given potential legal disputes over subpoenaing witnesses and subpoenaing documents. It does not open impeachment proceedings against the President.

Impeachment of Biden is considered impossible

A renewed majority in the House of Representatives would be necessary for a so-called impeachment of the president — in a sense, impeachment in an impeachment proceeding. That could lead to an impeachment hearing in the Senate. Actual impeachment requires a two-thirds majority in the Senate. Impeachment of Biden is considered unlikely, especially given his Democratic majority in the Senate.

Democrats see the Republicans’ actions as retaliation by the party for two impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump during his presidency and an attempt to politically damage Biden ahead of the presidential election next November. Even many Republicans agree that there is no evidence of wrongdoing by Biden.

Republicans accuse Hunter Biden of exploiting his father’s important position as Barack Obama’s vice president for business in Ukraine and China in the past. They accuse the current president of being involved in these deals and lying to the public.