Kevin McCarthy Issues Big Biden Impeachment Announcement as 2022 GOP Takeover Looks More Likely


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On Sunday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, left, would not commit to impeaching President Joe Biden, right, if Republicans take back Congress in November, saying only that he would

On Sunday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, left, would not commit to impeaching President Joe Biden, right, if Republicans take back Congress in November, saying only that he would “follow the facts.” (J. Scott Applewhite / AP ; Carolyn Kaster / AP)

 By Randy DeSoto  April 11, 2022 at 3:46pm

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy would not commit to impeaching President Joe Biden if the Republicans take back control of the House of Representatives in the fall.

But, he added, the House would “follow the facts,” if Biden’s conduct rose to the level of an impeachable offense.

“We’re not going to use it for political purposes,” McCarthy told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on her program “Sunday Morning Futures,” saying that’s what the Democrats did.

“We believe in the rule of law,” McCarthy continued. “We’re not going to pick and choose just because somebody has power. We’re going to uphold the law.

“At any time, if someone breaks the law and the ramification becomes impeachment, we would move towards that. But we’re not going to use it for political purposes.”

McCarthy listed the issues that the Republicans would be dialed in on if they regain the majority.

“Our focus is going to be securing our border, making us energy-independent, bringing these prices down, making our schools safe and our streets again and holding this administration accountable,” he said.

“And we will take the facts to wherever the facts go because America has been through too much with people playing politics with the concept of impeachment. But if it rises to that level, we would have the law determine that,” McCarthy added.

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Ohio Republican Bob Gibbs introduced articles of impeachment in September, following Biden’s decision to pull out of Afghanistan.

Thirteen American service members and dozens of Afghan civilians died in a suicide bombing attack outside the Kabul airport during the chaotic withdrawal.

GOP Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona and Brian Babin and Randy Weber of Texas co-sponsored the impeachment resolution.

Besides the Afghanistan debacle, an impeachment article pointed to Biden’s handling of the border, saying he “violated his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President.”

It cited the president’s decision to halt construction of the border wall, end the former President Donald Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols, which included the “Remain in Mexico” asylum policy, and release “thousands of migrants who entered the United States illegally without a date to appear in court for immigration,” with migrants who tested positive for COVID-19 among them.

Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene of Georgia filed articles of impeachment in January 2021, citing Hunter Biden’s controversial business dealings in Ukraine and China and Joe Biden’s alleged connections to them.

Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book “We Hold These Truths” and screenwriter of the political documentary “I Want Your Money.”

Birthplace

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Nationality

American

Honors/Awards

Graduated dean’s list from West Point

Education

United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law

Books Written

We Hold These Truths

Professional Memberships

Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars

Location

Phoenix, Arizona

Languages Spoken

English

Topics of Expertise

Politics, Entertainment, Faith

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