The House Oversight Committee has picked a date to hold its first hearing in the impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden.
A panel spokesperson confirmed to The Daily Wire it will be held on Thursday, September 28.
“The hearing will focus on constitutional and legal questions surrounding the President’s involvement in corruption and abuse of public office,” the spokesperson added.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced the formal impeachment inquiry against Biden last Tuesday, one week ago, after the House returned from a summer recess.
Republicans uncovered “serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct — a culture of corruption,” the speaker said.
Democrats in Congress argued the impeachment inquiry is “illegitimate” and a “fishing expedition,” while the White House has put together a “war room” and called on the media for assistance in fending off the probe. Biden quipped that he wished Republicans “lots of luck” in their endeavor.
A recent Harvard University CAPS/Harris poll showed voters were split 50-50 on whether the impeachment inquiry was politically motivated or raised legitimate questions.
It comes as Biden runs a 2024 campaign for re-election, possibly setting up a general election rematch against former President Donald Trump. The inquiry is also getting underway as Congress works to come to an agreement on spending ahead of a possible government shutdown at the end of the month.
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McCarthy tasked Rep. James Comer (R-KY) with leading the impeachment effort with the help of Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO).
Comer has set his sights on the flow of millions of dollars from foreign sources to the Biden family.
“President Joe Biden was front and center in his family’s influence peddling schemes with foreign entities around the world,” Comer said in a post to X.
His committee intends to subpoena the president’s son Hunter and brother James Biden’s personal and business bank records as early as this week, the Oversight spokesperson told The Daily Wire.
“The Oversight Committee will continue to follow the evidence and money trail to provide the transparency and accountability that Americans demand from their government,” the committee spokesperson added.
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