U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has come full circle on supporting the congressional impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden.

Earlier this week, 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.

While there was broad support for the impeachment from Alabama's congressional delegation, Tuberville seemed reticent to pursue impeachment when the announcement was first made, telling CNN he was not in favor of "going through another damn trial." However, on Wednesday, Tuberville changed his tune after meeting with U.S. Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and James Comer (R-Ky).

"I just came from a meeting with Congressman Jim Jordan and Congressman James Comer," Tuberville said in a video posted to Twitter. "And for the first time here in the Senate, most of us just sat down and listened as they laid out the case against President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. You know, I am absolutely shocked by the scale of the allegations and the strength of the evidence. We ought to be ashamed. Our media ought to be ashamed. Our institutions should be ashamed of what's gone on for the last four years without being investigated. I commend Speaker McCarthy for him moving forward with an impeachment inquiry. You know, I don't like impeachments. You know, it holds back our country. But, in this case, it needs to happen. The American people deserve the truth."

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.

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