Republican Rep. James Comer of Kentucky said Thursday evening Democrats are “egging” Republicans on to impeach President Joe Biden over bribery allegations.
Comer announced the House Oversight Committee subpoenaed Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and the Secret Service, demanding documents related to allegations that Hunter Biden was tipped off about an interview as part of an investigation into his business dealings. “I think they’re egging us on because history has shown that when Clinton was impeached the Republicans lost the majority,” Comer told Fox News host Jesse Watters. (RELATED: ‘They Were Being Bribed’: Fired Ukrainian Prosecutor Blames Dismissal On Biden ‘Corruption’)
Republicans lost seats in the House of Representatives in the 1998 midterms, but did not lose the majority, according to the website of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Democrats retained a majority in the House after Trump’s first impeachment in 2020, but lost it in 2022, according to Ballotpedia.
“The difference here between Clinton lying about his affair and Trump having a phone call asking about corruption with Ukraine, which by the way did happen by Joe Biden, what we have here with Joe Biden is a situation where he’s lied countless times about his knowledge and involvement in what is a major corruption story,” Comer said. “I think this is the biggest corruption story that we have ever seen from a high-ranking politician in the history of America. I mean, we’ve got a president whose family is selling access to him to bad people in bad country and now we are finding results of where he has done things to benefit these bad people like, when he fired the prosecutor in Ukraine, Shokin, because the prosecutor was investigating his son for corruption.”
Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and a felony gun charge after a plea bargain announced June 20 collapsed when United States District Judge Maryellen Noreika questioned both the initial plea deal and a more limited revision during a July 26 hearing. The Department of Justice said Hunter Biden could be formally indicted soon on a firearms charge in a Wednesday court filing.
“This is not like any other time of impeachment that I think our country has seen before,” Comer said.
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