The House Oversight and Accountability Committee coordinated the first hearing, which will focus on constitutional and legal issues
On September 28th, the first hearing to examine the impeachment inquiry against Joe Biden will take place in the US House of Representatives. The said trial against the president was unveiled last week by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
A spokesman for the panel reported Tuesday that the House Oversight and Accountability Committee plans to hold its first hearing to examine constitutional and legal issues.
It is worth mentioning that McCarthy announced the investigation against the President of the United States in connection with seeking pressure from various representatives of his party. Lawmakers said Democrats impeached Donald Trump when they had a majority in the House, even though the former president was ultimately acquitted in both cases.
Republican lawmakers point out that Biden benefited from his son Hunter’s business dealings when he was vice president between 2009 and 2017. For his part, the president denied the allegations he faces. White House spokesman Ian Sams said it was an attempt by Republicans to “divert attention from their own chaotic ineptitude” by “staging a political stunt.”
The statement for next week’s hearing notes Biden’s “involvement in corruption and abuse of office.” According to the statement, the panel intends to subpoena the personal and business banking records of Hunter Biden and James Biden, the president’s brother.
The Constitution provides for an impeachment process under which Congress can remove a president. The House of Representatives can approve formal charges – articles of impeachment – with a simple majority. The Senate then conducts a trial and can remove a president with a two-thirds majority. Democrats control the Senate, making conviction and impeachment highly unlikely