The president calls the investigation a "baseless political trick": "They concentrate on attacking me with lies"
The United States House of Representatives, led by the Republican Party, approved a resolution this Wednesday to formalize an impeachment investigation against US President Joe Biden.
The resolution, on the alleged irregularities of the president's family, has received 221 votes in favor - all Republican representatives - compared to 212 against, as reported by the American television network CNN.
The president of the House of Representatives, James Comer, and the president of the Judiciary, Jim Jordan, have celebrated the victory about three months after the measure fell on deaf ears under the mandate of former president of the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy due to lack of support.
"We are very pleased with today's vote. I think it has sent a loud and clear message to the White House," said Comer, while Jordan said that formalizing the investigation will help get "key individuals to speak in a more timely manner." " with investigators and that they can gain access to additional documents.
This formalization comes weeks after the White House asserted that the impeachment inquiry into Biden lacked constitutional legitimacy without a formal floor vote to authorize the inquiry and asked congressional committees to rescind their subpoenas. After that, the most moderate Republican legislators began to join the measure.
In addition, the vote comes after Hunter Biden, the president's son, defied a subpoena to testify behind closed doors and offered to testify publicly as part of the Republican Party-led investigation into the president. The White House, for its part, has declined to comment on Hunter's decision.
However, even though Republican committees have interviewed several Justice Department officials and obtained various documents, they have yet to present credible evidence to support their claims against Biden.
The US president has described the impeachment resolution as a "baseless political trick" and has criticized the Republicans after its approval, once again denouncing the inaction of Congress, dominated by the opposition bench, and making reference to the approval of military aid to Ukraine or Israel, among others.
"There is a lot of work to do. But after wasting weeks trying to find a new House speaker and having to expel their own members, Republicans in Congress are walking away for a month doing nothing to address these pressing challenges." , he declared, according to a statement from the White House.
Biden recalled that during this week he met with his Ukrainian counterpart, who has been in Washington to ask for help, while he has indicated that "the people of Israel are in a battle against terrorists" and has asserted that we must "address "the situation on the country's southern border. "However, Republicans in Congress will not act to help," she concluded.
"I wake up every day focused on the problems facing the American people: real problems that impact their lives and the strength and security of our country and the world. Unfortunately, House Republicans are not with me. Instead do something to help improve the lives of Americans, they focus on attacking me with lies," he said.
In this sense, he has criticized that "instead of doing their job on the urgent work that needs to be done, they are choosing to waste time on this baseless political trick that even Republicans in Congress admit is not supported by facts."