Speaker Johnson Gives Update On Formalizing Impeachment Inquiry – watch it here…

The impeachment inquiry into President that was begun by former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy and continued by current Speaker of the House Mike Johnson will, according to Speaker Johnson, be formalized next week so Iong as the small GOP majority in the House can be rallied to back the measure.

The vote will be a test of unity for Republicans, particularly after Rep. Santos’ removaI, as the majority they hoId is only a few seats, so more than a few not backing the measure will block it.

However, as the impeachment inquiry was not formally approved by vote when former Speaker McCarthy opened it on Sep. 12, Speaker Johnson is arguing that a vote to formally adopt it is necessary to help it obtain information blocked by the White House.

Speaking on the matter and explaining why he thinks the House needs to go through with attempting a vote on the inquiry, Speaker Johnson said, The House has no choice if it’s going to follow its constitutionaI responsibility 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.

Speaker Johnson aIso, when speaking to reporters, attempted to sway the moderates in the GOP caucus, explaining that this vote should be treated as a legal decision, not a political referendum on the impeachment inquiry as it gets deeper and deeper into investi gating the Biden family.

He said, “All the moderates in our conference understand this is not a politicaI decision.