Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy has taken the bold step of stating that 9 Biden family members are to be subpoenaed as part of the Republican-led impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. This chapter of events comes after mounting evidence gathered from both the House Judiciary and Oversight committees pointing to influence-peddling by Biden, regarding his son Hunter’s overseas business dealings.
McCarthy has declared that the inquiry aims to get to the root of why Biden used pseudonyms as vice president and why there are emails showing that Biden and his son Hunter were both on an email regarding a call with the then-president of Ukraine. The Republican-led inquiry believes that Biden’s family members could have crucial evidence that will shed light on this long-standing scandal.
Addressing the potential involvement of other Biden family members, McCarthy was quoted saying, “Well, it looks like nine Biden family members got money. I want to see bank statements. I think they’d have to come before us to answer the questions”. The inquiry will enable Congress to gain access to bank and credit card statements, and force these family members to give an account of their financial transactions and dealings.
The White House is, unsurprisingly, pushing back against the inquiry, sending a letter to news executives on Wednesday stating that it is “time for the media to ramp up its scrutiny of House Republicans for opening an impeachment inquiry based on lies”. The letter further outlined that the inquiry set off alarm bells for news organizations and that the entire ordeal was merely a ploy to discredit and undermine Biden’s presidency.
It is increasingly clear that there was significant wrongdoing on the part of Biden and his associates, with mounting evidence suggesting that foreign entities funneled significant sums of money into Biden’s personal and familial accounts. This puts Biden’s credibility under serious scrutiny, making it difficult to ignore the need for this Republican-led inquiry.
We must continue to scour through every single piece of evidence that comes to light, in order to ensure that justice is served should any wrongdoing have been perpetrated by the President, his family, and his associates. It is our duty to expose anyone —even if they hail from the highest office in the land— who is involved in any illegal or immoral behavior that goes against the principles of democracy and justice, which our great nation was founded on.