The House Republican Party released the resolution to formalize impeachment proceedings against Joe Biden. The investigation began in mid-September following the announcement by then-House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and now continues under Mike Johnson.
The investigation against the president, which focuses on money earned overseas by leveraging his influence as Barack Obama's vice president, was led by the House Oversight Committee, the Judiciary Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee.
The 14-page text urges the three aforementioned committees to continue "their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach Joseph Biden, President of the United States of America, and for other purposes."
In addition to introducing the resolution, Congresswoman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released another resolution authorizing the enforcement of subpoenas issued by James Comer (R-KY), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Jason Smith (R-MO), chairmen of the committees involved.
The Committee on Rules has a session scheduled for next Tuesday, after which a vote could be taken to decide the status of the impeachment resolution.
Impeachment as such was announced in September by Kevin McCarthy, who recently announced he would leave Congress in 2025, but is now in the hands of Johnson, who recently weighed in on the situation.
"We have come to this sort of inflection point, because right now the White House is stonewalling that investigation. They're refusing to turn over key witnesses to allow them to testify as they've been subpoenaed, they're refusing to turn over thousands of documents from the National Archives, and the House has no choice … [but] to formally adopt an impeachment inquiry on the floor so that when the subpoenas are challenged in court, we will be at the apex of our constitutional authority," the speaker of the House said a few days ago.
Impeachment as such is laid out in Section 3 of Article 1 of the National Constitution: "The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments … [but] no person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two-thirds of the Members present."
If the resolution goes through, Biden would become the fourth president in history to be impeached after Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump.