House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan has provided a timeline for the Republican-majority House to make a decision on whether to initiate an official impeachment of President Joe Biden.
On Sunday, the Ohio Representative indicated that this determination is likely to be announced shortly after January 1st, as reported by Newsweek.
“The House Oversight Committee is currently conducting an inquiry into the Biden family after then-House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, announced the investigation in early September,” the outlet reported on Sunday.
“At the center of the Biden impeachment inquiry is his alleged involvement in his son Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings. The White House has repeatedly denied that the president ever had any involvement in his son’s business,” the outlet continued.
Last week, Chairman of the Oversight Committee James Comer (R-Ky.) issued subpoenas for Hunter Biden, President Donald Trump’s brother James Biden, and other members of their family.
Additionally, Rob Walker was requested to appear in a closed-door deposition on Dec. 13. Furthermore, James Biden is expected to attend a deposition on December 6 and Walker is scheduled for November 29th.
Representative Jordan stated his view on the impeachment timeline to Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday.
“I believe that we will get the depositions and the interviews done in this calendar year and then make a decision early next year whether there are actual — the evidence warrants going through articles of impeachment and moving to that stage of the investigation,” he said.
“We have a constitutional duty to do oversight. We’re now in the impeachment inquiry phase of our oversight duty. We’re driven by the facts. We’re driven by the evidence. Not by the politics like the Democrats are when they attacked President Trump,” Jordan added.
The White House declared that Republicans were engaging in partisan politics instead of focusing on important issues such as passing additional financial aid.
“With just over a week to go until House Republicans may again thrust the country into a harmful and chaotic government shutdown, the most extreme voices in their party like James Comer are trying to distract from their repeated failures to govern,” White House spokesman Ian Sams said in a memo addressing last week’s subpoenas.
“Instead of using the power of Congress to pursue a partisan political smear campaign against the President and his family, extreme House Republicans should do their jobs,” he added.
House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) is set to propose a two-step spending measure that would fund most of the government through early next year. In fact, this proposal is expected to receive considerable support.
That said, Newsweek added:
The House Oversight Committee has spent months investigating the Biden family, issuing subpoenas for Hunter Biden’s and James Biden’s bank records and former associates of the president’s son to testify. According to House Republicans, the Biden family has cumulatively received more than $24 million from foreign nationals, including from countries like China, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Kazakhstan, over a five-year period.
The House Oversight Committee has conducted a thorough investigation into the business dealings of the Biden family, uncovering evidence of Joe Biden’s knowledge and involvement in their influence-peddling schemes.
The Committee is now summoning members of the Biden family and their associates to question them based on this record. Rep. Jim Comer (R-KY) has noted that these records show how the Biden family profited from their activities to the detriment of U.S. interests.