(SNews) – House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) has asserted that an impeachment inquiry into Democrat President Joe Biden is now “imminent.”
The comment from Comer comes amid mounting pressure on Republicans to move forward with the process after months of investigations and slow-walking.
Comer has been leading the investigations into the Biden family’s foreign influence-peddling business.
The congressman told Fox News host Sean Hannity that a vote on proceeding with an impeachment inquiry is incoming.
“There’s consensus in our conference now that we are going to have to go to the impeachment inquiry,” Comer said.
“Obviously, that will be Speaker McCarthy’s call, but I feel like we’re there now, Sean.
“I feel like that is imminent.”
Rep. Comer says he expects to see Tony Bobulinksi in front of an Oversight Committee hearing soon…
And in regards to impeachment he says:
“I think there’s consensus in our conference now that we’re gonna have to go to impeachment inquiry. Obviously that will be Speaker… pic.twitter.com/tM4CkoVBiS
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The White House has said that the president was never involved in Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals, which have come under scrutiny from investigators, or aware of what was going on, but House Republicans say that the evidence points otherwise.
“I am here to tell you, Sean, Joe Biden was front and center,” Comer said.
“He met with every one of these people that he claimed he never met with, that he never spoke to, and we are putting together the timeline where Hunter Biden was traveling to many of these countries on Air Force Two while Joe Biden was vice president.”
The Oversight Committee on Wednesday called on the National Archives to produce records detailing when and where Hunter had access to Air Force Two.
According to recent reports, Hunter accompanied then-Vice President Biden on more than a dozen foreign trips on Air Force Two — the name given to any plane currently transporting the Vice President of the United States.
Some Republicans in the House have already filed to impeach the president, including Florida Rep. Greg Steube and Tennessee Rep. Andy Ogles.
“It’s long past time to impeach Joe Biden,” Stebue said in a statement earlier this month.
“He has undermined the integrity of his office, brought disrepute on the Presidency, betrayed his trust as President, and acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice at the expense of America’s citizens.”
On Wednesday, South Carolina Rep. Ralph Norman said that he believed it was time for the House to move forward with the inquiry and praised Comer’s investigative work.
“I don’t know what more people need,” he told Just the News.
“Now’s the time. If not now, when?”
“Since Republicans have taken over James Comer has done a great job of exposing – not hearsay, not innuendo, not anecdotal evidence – but direct evidence that links the leader of the free world, Joe Biden, and his son, Hunter, to a money laundering scheme,” he added.
In a Sunday Truth Social post, President Donald Trump said that House Republicans should “IMPEACH the BUM, or fade into OBLIVION,” saying an inquiry was not needed.
“The Republicans in Congress, though well-meaning, keep talking about an Impeachment ‘Inquiry’ on Crooked Joe Biden,” he posted.
“Look, the guy got bribed, he paid people off, and he wouldn’t give One Billion Dollars to Ukraine unless they ‘got rid of the Prosecutor.’
“Biden is a Stone Cold Crook-You don’t need a long INQUIRY to prove it, it’s already proven.”