NOW: Biden Gets Bad News

( – On Sunday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy put forward the increasing likelihood of initiating an impeachment inquiry against Joe Biden, describing it as “a natural step forward.”

As Congress prepares to reconvene after its summer recess, House Republicans are keen on broadening their investigative authority.

Although McCarthy, a Republican from California, has refrained from committing to an impeachment vote or outlining a potential timeline, some House Republicans are keen to investigate President Biden due to allegations related to financial improprieties involving his son, Hunter.

Discussing the significance of passing a short-term spending bill before the end of September, McCarthy emphasized its role in ensuring uninterrupted investigations into Hunter Biden.

This proposition primarily aims at conservatives apprehensive that a bipartisan agreement with Senate Democrats might not sufficiently curtail spending. By opting for this interim measure, there’s an opportunity to negotiate a more long-term budget before the inevitable spending cuts, which neither party is fond of, come into play next year.

During his appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” McCarthy stated, “If you look at all the information we have been able to gather so far, it is a natural step forward that you would have to go to an impeachment inquiry.” He added that an impeachment inquiry “provides Congress the apex of legal power to get all the information they need.”

Navigating these political waters is challenging for McCarthy as he grapples with internal pressures. Some members of his party are advocating for more overt support for Donald Trump’s potential 2024 presidential bid. However, this approach might jeopardize the Republicans’ tenuous House majority. It’s worth noting that even if the House does impeach Biden, the Senate, under Democratic control, is unlikely to oust him.

The House is slated to resume its sessions in mid-September. Given the next budget year commences on Oct. 1, a spending agreement is crucial to prevent a partial shutdown of the federal government. McCarthy commented on the potential consequences of a shutdown: “If we shut down, all the government shuts it down, investigation and everything else. It hurts the American public.”