James Comer tapped for Biden impeachment probe

Published 3:08 pm Thursday, September 14, 2023

Since January, several Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives have been investigating President Joe Biden for allegations of corruption involving his son, Hunter Biden.

U.S. Rep. James Comer greets the crowd at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic marking the official launch of the fall campaign season on Aug. 5, 2023.

Tuesday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced that Rep. James Comer, R-Kentucky, would lead an official impeachment inquiry. 

Comer currently serves as the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability. Comer will be joined by Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Jason Smith, R-Missouri, in the investigation. 

Hunter Biden has been under fire for a variety of issues, including his overseas business dealings with foreign groups. 

The impeachment inquiry will attempt to connect President Biden to his son’s actions—allegedly “abusing public office for his family’s financial gain.” 

Two IRS whistleblowers have come forward and said that Biden officials mishandled the Hunter Biden investigation.

Attorney General Merrick Garland and Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who is the special prosecutor in the Hunter Biden case,  have denied the whistleblowers’ accounts, saying that Weiss has sole authority in the case, free from outside political influence.

In a joint statement, Comer, Jordan and Smith said that they have “uncovered an overwhelming amount of evidence showing President Joe Biden lied to the American people about his knowledge and participation in his family’s influence peddling schemes.”