House Republicans plan investigations and possible impeachments with new majority
House Republicans' majority will be smaller than anticipated but they have big plans to use their oversight powers to investigate President Joe Biden's administration.In this moment of divided government and fierce partisanship, it’s perhaps appropriate that the GOP conference is expected to be led by Reps. Kevin McCarthy of California and Steve Scalise of Louisiana, veteran lawmakers known more for their skills in political combat than for their policy acumen.
© REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Republican Rep. James Comer of Kentucky, ranking member on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, stands with other House Republicans during a news conference to discuss their investigation into Biden family business dealings at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 17, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
- House Oversight ranking member James Comer said he's investigating President Joe Biden.
- Comer has long alleged that Hunter Biden's business dealings have compromised his father.
- The announcement marks an escalation of the House GOP's probe into Hunter Biden.
With their majority status now ensured for the 118th Congress, House Republicans announced Thursday that their investigation into Hunter Biden's business dealings will expose influence peddling by the sitting president.
Nancy Pelosi on her future: Still in the House, but staying out of the congressional kitchen
The groundbreaking House speaker says the attack on her husband made her more open to remaining in the House while stepping back from the leadership."Thanksgiving's coming," she replied when asked what advice she would be giving her successor. "I have no intention of being a mother-in-law in the kitchen saying, 'My son doesn't like stuffing that way; this is the way we make it in our family.
"This is an investigation of Joe Biden," House Oversight Committee ranking member James Comer told reporters at the US Capitol, adding that as chairman he planned to dig into Hunter Biden related business transactions and banking records that he claims link President Biden to foreign powers.
Ian Sams, a spokesman for the White House Counsel's Office, panned House Republicans for "wasting time and resources on political revenge."
"Instead of working with President Biden to address issues important to the American people, like lower costs, congressional Republicans' top priority is to go after President Biden with politically-motivated attacks chock full of long-debunked conspiracy theories," Sams wrote to Insider in an email.
House Republicans are going after Hunter Biden. Here's why the White House should be worried.
House Republicans suggest they'll flex their subpoena power on Hunter Biden, which could lead to revelations about his seven-figure foreign deals.In a joint press conference, GOP Reps. Jim Jordan and James Comer, the incoming chairs of the House oversight and judiciary committees, pounded the table with allegations of Hunter's influence peddling and alluded to broader corruption by "the Biden family.
Joe Biden has called his grandchildren 'my heart.' Here are 11 candid photos that show their close bond.
- Candid photos show President Joe Biden spending time with his grandchildren.
- Biden's son Hunter has four children with his ex-wife: Naomi, Finnegan, Maisy, and Beau.
- Biden's late son, Beau Biden, had two children: Natalie and Robert Hunter Biden II.
Joe Biden (then a US senator) stood with granddaughters Finnegan and Maisy Biden after a Democratic candidates debate in 2007.
Biden faced off against Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at the debate.
On the campaign trail in 2008, Natalie Biden joined the vice presidential candidate onstage.
Biden spoke at a rally in Media, Pennsylvania.
Biden's family more important to GOP than US families as Hunter inquiry looms: White House
The White House said Friday that Republican congressional investigations of Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings were “on brand” and a violation of their midterm election campaign promises. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters Republicans ran in the midterm elections on combating inflation, not investigating President Joe Biden’s son.“Congressional Republicans ran saying that they were going to fight inflation, they said that they were going to make that a priority — they were very clear about that these past several months,” she said.
At the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Biden put his arm around his oldest granddaughter, Naomi.
Naomi will marry her fiancé Peter Neal at the White House on November 19.
He held Maisy close at a campaign event in Michigan.
Biden spoke at a canvass kickoff event in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 2020.
Maisy returned the favor when Biden delivered his victory speech in Wilmington, Delaware.
"I would not be here without the love and tireless support of Jill, Hunter, Ashley, all of our grandchildren and their spouses, and all our family," he said in his speech. "They are my heart."
Biden to pardon pair of Thanksgiving turkeys, participate in Friendsgiving dinner with troops
Joe Biden will grant presidential reprieve to national Thanksgiving turkey and its alternate during ceremony on White House South Lawn.Biden will grant a presidential reprieve to the lucky gobblers during a ceremony on the White House South Lawn. The event will mark the 75th anniversary of the annual tradition, which ensures the birds won't up as the main course on someone's dinner table.
Biden also gave his grandson Beau a kiss on the forehead.
The young Beau Biden is named for Biden's late son Beau, who died of cancer in 2015.
He and Jill Biden watched fireworks for the Fourth of July with Finnegan and Naomi in 2021.
The president and first lady hosted a Fourth of July event for essential workers and military families.
In June, he gave Beau a lift at the White House.
Biden greeted Beau upon returning from summits in Germany and Spain.
In August, he embraced Robert Hunter Biden after signing the PACT Act in the East Room of the White House.
The PACT Act of 2022, officially titled the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promises to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022, addresses the needs of veterans who became sick after being exposed to toxic burns pits during their time in the military.
Latest in the Hunter Biden Laptop Saga: CBS News Taps Expert Who Says It's Real
When the story originally broke in the days leading up to the 2020 election, some labeled it disinformation.In 2023, the GOP will assume a slim majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, and Republican legislators have vowed to investigate Hunter Biden, the second son of U.S. President Joe Biden, a Democrat. One item that is almost sure to come up is the contents of Hunter Biden's infamous laptop.
Robert's father Beau was diagnosed with brain cancer after serving in the Iraq War.
To date no evidence has substantiated GOP claims that Hunter Biden's work influenced policy decisions made during his father's three stints in the White House or that Joe Biden has somehow profited from Hunter's dealings.
Comer outlined plans to rake President Biden's scandal-plagued youngest son over the coals before the midterm elections, billing Hunter Biden as a national security risk.
He and other Oversight Committee members are taking things up a notch after officially flipping control of the chamber, claiming that President Biden is the "Big guy" who was intimately involved with and benefitted from Hunter's business arrangements.
The Biden administration knew this was coming and is refining its messaging and legal strategies should subpoenas or indictments start flying.
Biden, family attend Christmas tree lighting on Nantucket .
Occurred on January 24, 2021 / USA: "Pitties snuggling in with their baby for nap time in the swing."