Comer Says Impeachment Vote May Come Soon

( – Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Rep. James Comer (R-KY) said that the House may advance impeachment proceedings against President Biden as early as mid-September during an appearance on Newsmax’s “Rob Schmitt Tonight.”

He said that there were enough Republican votes to pass the measure. He suggested the decision to advance the vote was up to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) whom he has discussed the matter over “several conversations” and that House Judiciary Chair Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is also eager to get impeachment proceedings underway.

Comer said that the advance would put more pressure on agencies like the IRS and National Archives to produce documentation that has been requested by their investigating committees. Both agencies have repeatedly obstructed their investigations with delays or outright lies only later to be caught and held accountable. He added that there is still plenty of information left to be uncovered regarding Biden and his family’s corruption.

He explained that many Republicans were hesitant to go forward with impeachment, but that the latest findings of then-VP Biden using pseudonyms to communicate with his son about their business arrangements in emails was the last straw for many of them.

The line to walk is pretty narrow for Speaker Kevin McCarthy who also has to negotiate a deal with the Biden administration to avoid a government shutdown later this fall. Freedom Caucus members want short-term funding only, along with assurances the FBI and DOJ will cease political “witch hunts,” and restrictions on the amount of support we send to Ukraine.

They’ve threatened to withhold any support unless these considerations are dealt with. There’s a consensus that a government shutdown would harm folks dependent on government programs, and no one wants that responsibility leading into an election year.

In the early summer, there was a battle over funding the government which was only dealt with in the final few days before the deadline. Given the tense political environment, something similar is likely this time around.

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