House GOP to Hold Potential Vote to Authorize Impeachment Inquiry of Biden

House GOP to Hold Potential Vote to Authorize Impeachment Inquiry of Biden

Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith
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November 30, 2023

Recent speculation has ramped up regarding House Republicans potentially voting to authorize their impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden (D).

Some House GOP members have wanted to impeach the president for a long period of time. However, their desires have often been discouraged by others in Congress.

Before he was ousted, former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R) initiated the impeachment inquiry against Biden. At the time, many opponents of his actions claimed that he was trying to appease members of the House’s “Freedom Caucus”.

According to some House representatives, House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN) has hinted at a potential vote on the impeachment inquiry.

Some in the GOP have not left their positions of not wanting to impeach Biden. Among them is Colorado Representative Ken Buck (R).

"I haven't seen any evidence to change my position. I was against it before and I'm standing by my position," said Rep. Ken Buck.

The Colorado representative recently stated his plans to step down as congressman.

Rep. Buck's grievance is rooted in his disapproval of how House Republicans have held on to the narrative that the 2020 election was stolen.

The congressman’s departure marks a shift in the Republican party. The GOP has faced increased infighting, with the election for speaker of the House being one of the most recent examples.

After Rep. McCarthy was ousted in a motion led by the "Freedom Caucus", the House was forced to select a new speaker. The process took weeks and caused much dissension among some GOP members.

The Colorado representative refused to endorse Trump-supporting Representative Jim Jordan (R) of Ohio and, instead, endorsed Rep. Emmer (R). However, Representative Mike Johnson (R-LA), who challenged the 2020 election's legitimacy, won the position of speaker of the House.

"Well, Tom and I both voted to certify the electors. It was a decision that I think was the right decision under the constitution," said Buck.

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Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith is a writer and recent graduate, majoring in English.

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