(Washington) Joe Biden’s son and brother were summoned on Wednesday by a US Congressional committee in the hands of the Republican opposition, to lead an investigation to impeach the president.
Conservatives, who have been in the majority in the House of Representatives since January, accuse the Democratic leader of lying to the American people about the controversial affairs of his younger son Hunter abroad. This is something the president categorically denies.
Elected officials criticize Hunter Biden in particular for doing questionable business in Ukraine and China when Joe Biden was Vice President Barack Obama (2009-2017), taking advantage of his father’s name and networks.
“The House Investigative Committee followed the financial trail and collected a trail of evidence showing how Joe Biden knew about, participated in, and benefited from influence-peddling schemes run by his family,” its leader, James Comer, said in a press release.
The influential Republican elected official summoned the president’s son and brother, James Biden, before Congress in early December “to question them about this evidence.”
This investigation faces strong opposition from Democrats.
White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said: “It has been an investigation that has been ongoing for a year and has not revealed the slightest error on the part of the president, simply because there is none.”
The investigation has almost no chance of success, but it could become a headache for the White House before the 2024 presidential election, in which Joe Biden is running.