McCarthy Promises Merrick Garland Impeachment
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has stated that there may be an impeachment inquiry against Attorney General Merrick Garland if the allegations made by IRS whistleblowers are found to be true. The whistleblowers, who have been working on the case for years, testified last week and revealed several instances of irregularities and corruption related to the case, including one incident where Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf allegedly warned Hunter Biden about an upcoming raid. McCarthy has set a deadline of July 6 for the investigation.
According to reports, Hunter Biden allegedly made threats to his Chinese business partner and demanded payments. He also mentioned to his partner that Joe Biden, his father, was present at the time of making the threat. Photos found on Hunter’s laptop suggest that he was at Joe Biden’s property in Wilmington on the same day when the message was sent.
Furthermore, there were reports that IRS investigators were instructed to halt their efforts and not investigate allegations of Biden’s involvement in influence peddling.
On Sunday, McCarthy tweeted that if the reports are confirmed to be true, he will initiate impeachment proceedings against Merrick Garland without delay. “We need to get to the facts, and that includes reconciling these clear disparities. U.S. Attorney David Weiss must provide answers to the House Judiciary Committee,” McCarthy wrote. “If the whistleblowers’ allegations are true, this will be a significant part of a larger impeachment inquiry into Merrick Garland’s weaponization of DOJ.”
During his appearance on Fox and Friends Monday morning, McCarthy reaffirmed the House GOP’s stance. “By July 6, because of the allegations from the IRS, because of the whistleblowers and the DOJ… Garland what he is saying and what David Weiss is saying, privately, are two different things,” McCarthy said. “And if it comes true what the IRS whistleblower is saying, we’re gonna start impeachment inquiries on the attorney general.”
During a press conference on Friday, Attorney General Garland defended the investigation into Hunter Biden, stating that it was conducted fairly and thoroughly. He cited the fact that Former President Trump appointed U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who has given weight to the whistleblowers’ claims and raised concerns about the investigation’s handling. Additionally, Garland criticized any criticisms of the Department of Justice, labeling them as an attack on democracy.