While we have yet to see the House move forward with the impeachment of Joe Biden, they are getting closer.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) announced prior that we will more than likely not have a formal recommendation until after the New Year.
Speaker Johnson (R-LA) played off that, saying that in order to move forward, we need to get key witnesses under oath to testify.
Is Joe Guilty…
Johnson does not seem to have much doubt that Biden is actually guilty here, but my feeling is that they still don’t have that smoking gun evidence or testimony they believe will sway Democrats in the Senate to impeach Biden.
Johnson stated, "At this stage, our impeachment inquiry has already shown the corrupt conduct of the president’s family and that he and White House officials have repeatedly lied about his knowledge and involvement in his family’s business activities.
"It has also exposed the tens of millions of dollars from foreign adversaries being paid to shell companies controlled by the president’s son, brother, and their business associates.
"Now, the appropriate step is to place key witnesses under oath and question them under the penalty of perjury to fill gaps in the record.”
He concluded, "I commend the good work of Chairmen Comer, Jordan, and Smith. As we move forward toward an inflection point in this critical investigation, they have my full and unwavering support."
Notice the very precise wording… “gaps in the record.”
My take is, as I noted above, that the GOP is missing key evidence and without it, they cannot move forward in what is already going to be a very difficult case to win.
It is all but a lock that every Democrat in the Senate would vote to protect Joe Biden, unless, of course, there is definitive evidence that he was taking money from Hunter while he was the VP. Even then, I am not sure they would vote in favor of impeachment.
You could even have audio of Biden meeting with Hunter Business partners and... oh, wait, that's right, we do have that. But you see where I am going here.
That, of course, is if Senator Schumer (D-N.Y.) even bothers to move ahead with the impeachment, which I doubt he would.
This comes down to Johnson covering his tail and keeping the support of Trump because if he comes out now and says he does not support the impeachment, politically speaking, he would be a dead man walking.