New House Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana emphasized the importance of upholding constitutional duties regarding the impeachment inquiry into President Biden. On Sunday, he underscored the commitment of House Republicans to uphold the law and avoid politically-driven motives.
When questioned about the possibility of the impeachment inquiry transitioning into a formal impeachment, Johnson remained somewhat guarded in his response.
Johnson told FOX News’ Maria Bartiromo, “We stand firm on the principle of the rule of law. Our goal isn’t political gamesmanship, as observed with the Democrats during Donald Trump’s tenure. Our allegiance is to the Constitution; we’ll let the evidence dictate our direction.” He added that their findings and reasons for further action will be unveiled to the American public in the upcoming days and weeks.
When questioned about potentially issuing a subpoena to Hunter Biden, Johnson confirmed it’s being considered, but a decision hasn’t been finalized.
Previously, ex-House Speaker Kevin McCarthy from California had mentioned to Bartiromo that Hunter Biden would be subpoenaed, but only at an opportune moment. McCarthy emphasized a careful and fact-driven approach over a media-driven one, pointing out the necessity of bank records to form relevant inquiries. He stated, “Our aim isn’t mere spectacle or fundraising. Our investigations have a purpose.”
Highlighting the ongoing efforts, Johnson said, “We are proactively working on gathering evidence, and our commitment is unwavering. The American citizens deserve clarity on this.” He went on to mention that their current findings might confirm some of their gravest concerns and added, paraphrasing Jamie Comer, “Bank statements reveal truths.”
In addition to the impeachment proceedings, Johnson spoke on topics such as support for Israel, the rise of antisemitism on U.S. university campuses, and government expenditure. He hinted at being receptive to an interim funding solution until January 15.
He elaborated, “I’ve conversed with fellow members about a possible stopgap funding measure up to January 15, as it provides a cushion past the year-end rush.” He further expressed his intention to deter omnibus spending bills, advocating for singular-topic bills.