Newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson, a Republican from Louisiana, is taking an exceedingly cautious approach to launching formal impeachment proceedings against sitting President Joe Biden.
Johnson, who was formerly a member of the Judiciary Committee where a portion of the inquiry is being conducted, has taken a different stance than some Republicans who argue that Joe Biden should be impeached yesterday over a mountain of evidence showing that his family is guilty of influence-peddling in nations such as Ukraine and China.
Vice President Biden not only certainly knew about such operations, but he actively aided and abetted them, according to numerous verifiable reports.
The Washington Post, however, is pouring cold water on Republicans’ hopes that Joe Biden will be impeached anytime soon.
“Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), a constitutional lawyer by training, has taken a more reserved tone, both publicly and privately, urging members to conduct a thorough and fair investigation with no predetermined outcome. In a closed-door meeting with House GOP moderates this week, he indicated that there is insufficient evidence at the moment to initiate formal impeachment proceedings, according to people who attended the meeting.”
Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE), characterized as a “moderate Republican” by the Post,