U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is "anxious to see what the House has" after House Republicans announced an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden on Tuesday.
U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced plans to direct a House committee to open an impeachment inquiry into Biden over his involvement in his family's business dealings.
The announcement came after a House Oversight Committee investigation, which McCarthy claimed found a "culture of corruption" surrounding the Biden family's business dealings while Biden was Vice President under President Barack Obama.
The Oversight Committee found, among other things, that Biden participated in phone calls with Hunter Biden's business partners and that $20 million in payments were made through several shell companies to the Biden family and associates. An FBI informant also testified during the proceedings that the Biden family accepted illegal bribes as part of business dealings.
Tuberville told reporters on Wednesday, "I really don't like impeachments. I hate to see the country dragged through this but unfortunately in this case it might be necessary."
"The American people deserve the truth and that's what we need to look at. We need to look at all the evidence, bring it forth. I don't think it will ever make the light of day in the Senate, but if the House thinks they've got enough information and truth to show the American people, it needs to be brought out," he added. "If you ever try to prosecute a President or as we've just seen a former President, it better be iron-clad. The American people are getting tired of this. I'm anxious to see what the House has. They've been talking very strongly about all their information. We've not seen it in the Senate so we'll just wait and look and see and listen to what they've got. Hopefully, the American people will really make the decision next year at the ballot box."
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