The incumbent president, Joe Biden, has been in the proverbial hot seat long before the prospect of re-election in 2024 began to emerge.
Biden is as detested as any president in recent memory due to the condition of the economy, out-of-control inflation, and skyrocketing gasoline prices.
A 2024 re-election bid for Biden and his team was always going to be an insurmountable battle, even before a slew of attempts to impeach the president.
However, none of these impeachment threats bear the same weight as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s, and he is beginning to ratchet up the pressure on these threats.
McCarthy provided Larry Kudlow of Fox Business with intriguing insights and timelines regarding potential impeachment proceedings against Biden.
You can observe the complete interview below:
“So I take it, if I understand you, you as Speaker McCarthy have not yet made up your mind whether to actually launch an impeachment inquiry [against President Biden],” Kudlow said.
McCarthy began by saying, “Well, listen,” “The thing that holds up whether to do [an] impeachment inquiry: Provide us the documents we’re asking. The whole determination here is how the Bidens handle this.
“If they provide us the documents, there wouldn’t be a need for impeachment inquiry. But if they withhold the documents and fight like they have now to not provide to the American public what they deserve to know, we will move forward with impeachment inquiry when we come back into session.”
Two immediate clarifications:
- The documents McCarthy is speaking of are related to purported illegal business dealings involving Hunter Biden (and which purportedly enriched the president, as well.)
- If articles of impeachment do move forward, it wouldn’t be until September. Congress is off the entire month of August, so “when we come back into session” would be Sept. 5.