While the Republicans were jousting for a new House Speaker, most of the business of the House was put on hold, including the impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden.
Business can now resume, and according to Speaker Johnson (R-LA), that will include the impeachment inquiry.
Johnson is very much a Trump supporter, so expect the course of business that was in place before Rep. McCarthy (R-CA) was ousted to continue.
Business as Usual
In September, Johnson gave a floor speech to justify the inquiry, stating, “There are three irrefutable facts that have taken us to this point: Number one, President Biden lied directly to the American people. Number two, President Biden’s family and their associates profited millions through shell companies. Number three, President Biden’s federal agencies are stonewalling our legitimate congressional inquiry.”
He would go on to say these facts were “just the tip of the iceberg.”
Here is the full speech…
Johnson has pretty much flown under the radar, but do not underestimate this man in terms of his loyalty to Trump.
For instance, Johnson penned the amicus brief that was signed by more than 100 House Republicans to support the case brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to nullify the election results of four key battleground states won by Biden in 2020.
If you are someone who keeps committee meetings on in the background, you have seen Johnson shine in the past, especially recently when he went after Attorney General Merrick Garland regarding the Hunter Biden investigation.
I was disappointed in myself for not paying more attention to Johnson in terms of someone who could emerge as the Speaker, thinking anyone who was associated with Trump would be blocked by the never-Trumpers who remain in Congress.
Clearly, Johnson has the persuasiveness to win them over, so let’s see what he can do with that gavel in his hand.