House Republican Leadership Statement on Vote to Formalize Impeachment Inquiry
Washington, December 13, 2023
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Speaker Johnson, Majority Leader Scalise, Majority Whip Emmer, and Conference Chairwoman Stefanik issued the following statement on the House of Representatives passing legislation to formally open an impeachment inquiry into President Biden:
“Today, the House took a critical step in our investigation into serious matters involving President Joe Biden by formally opening an impeachment inquiry. As President Biden continues to stonewall lawful Congressional subpoenas, today’s vote of the full House of Representatives authorizing the inquiry puts us in the strongest position to enforce these subpoenas in court.
“We do not take this responsibility lightly and will not prejudge the investigation’s outcome. But the evidentiary record is impossible to ignore.
“We have seen witness testimony and bank records showing millions of dollars flowing to the Biden family from foreign adversaries. Witnesses have testified about the President’s numerous interactions with his family’s foreign clients. The President and White House have repeatedly misled the public, shifted the goalposts, and stonewalled our investigation.
“As Chairmen Comer, Jordan and Smith have done all along, we will continue to follow the facts where they lead. The American people deserve answers. This impeachment inquiry will help us find them.”