House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is expected to tell fellow House Republicans this week that he backs an impeachment inquiry into President Biden, two sources familiar with the speaker’s plan confirmed.
McCarthy plans to say to his GOP colleagues that opening the impeachment inquiry into the president is the “logical next step” in the investigations into Mr. Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, that were launched by two committees after Republicans took control of the House in January.
The expected move comes as House Republicans are prepared to hold a closed-door meeting Thursday to provide an update on the probes from the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees into the president and his son.
Launching an impeachment inquiry is a significant escalation of Republicans’ investigations into Mr. Biden and Hunter Biden, which have yet to uncover direct evidence that the president profited off his son’s foreign business dealings. Mr. Biden has denied any involvement in his son’s foreign work, and the White House has said the president is not involved in Hunter Biden’s business activities.
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