A “culture of corruption” is “crippling” the Biden presidency, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) said in a statement on Tuesday following the launch of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) formal impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden.
I fully support the decision today by Speaker McCarthy. The initial evidence uncovered by this Congress is overwhelming, and the time has come. As a Senior Member of the Judiciary Committee, I look forward to contributing to this inquiry and revealing the full facts regarding the president’s actions.
Issa added that the evidence against Biden is both “troubling and incontrovertible.”
“From his earliest days in office, President Biden has misstated key facts about his knowledge, participation, and profiteering from the selling of access and the peddling of influence undertaken by his family and friends,” he continued, adding that Biden has “inappropriately delayed, denied, and stonewalled congressional inquiry and oversight into one scandal of his term after another.”
Further, Issa said Biden has “relentlessly misled the American people.”
“Enough is enough. With this formal inquiry, Congress will utilize its full capabilities to conduct its constitutional duty and complete a full unearthing of the culture of corruption that is crippling this presidency and staining the highest office in the land,” he added.
Other members of Congress expressed strong support for the impeachment inquiry as well.
“Our work on the House Oversight Committee produced evidence that President Biden continually lied to the American people about his involvement in his family’s shady business dealings,” Rep. Nick Langworthy (R-NY) said.
We’ve uncovered millions in foreign money to various Biden family members, and we know President Biden was involved in meetings with Hunter’s foreign business ties. I applaud Speaker McCarthy for initiating this logical next step to use the full power of the House to bring answers to the American people, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Oversight Committee, under the exceptional leadership of Chairman Comer, to bring transparency and accountability to this Administration.