The impeachment of Attorney General Merrick Garland is set to begin soon if Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, gets his way.
Republicans have criticized Garland over the stunning federal prosecution of former President Donald Trump while President Joe Biden’s troubled son, Hunter, remains free.
If the “facts” about the Department of Justice corruption continue to pile up, Jordan told Fox News Channel’s’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will move to remove Garland.
“Are you moving to impeach Attorney General Merrick Garland?” Bartiromo asked.
“This is the question for the full conference,” Jordan said. “Speaker McCarthy has said if we have to go to an impeachment inquiry, we will, in fact, do that.”
Jordan said the latest evidence uncovered by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, was a huge difference maker. Grassley released an FD-1023 form last week detailing an FBI informant’s claims of an alleged $10 million bribe paid to the Biden family.
“It sure looks like now, based on the evidence that keeps piling up, based on what Sen. Grassley released this week with the form, what we heard from the whistleblowers this past week, and the conflicting statements from the Justice Department, sure looks like we’re moving in that direction at a pretty quick pace,” Jordan said of impeachment.
“One thing I do know is if you head down this road, it completely consumes Congress … but if that’s where we need to go because that’s what the facts say, and that’s what our constitutional duty is, then we will, of course, move in that direction,” he said.
Jordan wasn’t as clear that House Republicans would include President Joe Biden in their potential impeachment proceedings.
“That may be the question too. It may not be about the attorney general so much, although I think there’s important things there; it could be more about the president himself,” Jordan said.
“Again, that’s why Chairman [James Comer] is going to continue to pursue his investigation. He’s looking to get Hunter Biden’s business partner, Devon Archer, in for a deposition, get that all on the record … then we’ll see where we go from there,” he told Fox News.
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