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Speaker Johnson Says he Believes Republicans Have the Votes for a Biden Impeachment Inquiry

“We are the rule of law team. We have to do it very methodically,” Johnson said.
Rep. Mike Johnson, R-LA. Getty Images
Rep. Mike Johnson, R-LA. Getty Images

House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., said during a Fox News interview on Saturday that he thinks the GOP has the votes to open up an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

“I believe we will,” Johnson said when asked if the GOP will have the votes, according to CNN. “I suspect no Democrats will assist in this effort, but they should.”

He also said during the interview that this inquiry is a "necessary step," adding, "I think it's something we have to do at this juncture."

"Elise [Stefanik] and I both served on the impeachment defense team of Donald Trump twice when the Democrats used it for brazen, partisan political purposes," Johnson said during his appearance on Fox & Friends Weekend. "We decried that use of it. This is very different. Remember, we are the rule of law team. We have to do it very methodically."

The Biden administration has been facing investigations from House Republicans over his family's overseas business dealings and alleged weaponization of the federal government.

Johnson said that those leading the investigations are being stonewalled by the White House.

"Our three committees of jurisdiction — Judiciary, Oversight, Ways and Means — have been doing an extraordinary job following the evidence where it leads," he said. "But now we're being stonewalled by the White House, because they're preventing at least two to three DOJ witnesses from coming forward, a former White House counsel, the national archives…the White House has withheld thousands of pages of evidence."

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