The Republicans of the United States House of Representatives this Thursday began a formal hearing to define whether the president Joe Biden must face a political trial by an alleged network of family corruption, although it has no chance of prospering given that they do not have a majority in the Senate.
Conservatives accuse Biden of having used his influences when he was vice president of the United States in the Government of Barack Obama (2009-2017) to help his son Hunter and other family members in alleged irregular businesses with China.
However, for the democrats It is nothing more than a political maneuver to distract attention from the judicial siege that weighs on the former president. donald trump (2017-2021), great favorite for the Republican nomination for the 2024 elections.
The Oversight Committee of the Lower House, dominated by Republicans since the November 2022 midterm elections, convened this Thursday the first hearing on the investigation of the “impeachment” (political trial) against Biden.
The chairmen of the Oversight, Judiciary, and Ways and Means committees are using the first hearingfrom research towards a possible impeachment to review the constitutional and legal aspects of the matter.
The congressman James Comerpresident of the committee, stated at the beginning of the session that legislators have “a mountain of evidence” that would demonstrate that today president “He abused his public office for the financial benefit of his family.”
Law experts were invited to the session to review the legal issues surrounding the investigation, but neither witnesses nor conclusive evidence of the relationship were presented. Biden with the alleged corrupt businesses.
The United States Constitution establishes that the president can be destitute of his position in a political trial if he committed “serious crimes or misdemeanors.”
The republicans They maintain, however, that for now the objective of the impeachment trial is not to remove the president but to be able to expand the investigation about the alleged irregularities.
The truth is that it is not clear that the leader of the House of Representatives, the Republican Kevin McCarthyhave the support of the moderate sector of his bench to stop Biden.
Furthermore, although the impeachment trial prospers in the Low camerathen it would have to go through the Senate, where the democrats They hold the majority, so their chances are zero.
This first hearing began two days before at midnight on Saturday the federal government ran out of funds to continue operating and had to closewhich would have a severe impact on the economy.
Since the Trump administration, the republicans They have their eye on the business of Hunter Bidenwho is accused of irregular possession of weapons and has been investigated for irregular tax returns.
Conservatives have used the figure of his son as a weapon to discredit Bidenbut so far they have not demonstrated a direct relationship between the current president and the businesses of Hunter.
With information from EFE and AP