Rep. Dan Goldman (D-N.Y.) maintained Tuesday that there is no connection between President Biden and his family’s business after Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) directed committees to open an impeachment inquiry into the president.
“Well, the same way we’ve been handling the same inquiry for the last eight or nine months, which is to continue to point out the facts and the truth, and that there is no evidence to link President Biden to anything related to his son,” Goldman told CNN’s Kaitlin Collins on “The Source” when asked how Democrats will handle the impeachment inquiry into Biden.
McCarthy directed House committees Tuesday to open a formal impeachment inquiry into Biden based on House probes into his family’s foreign business dealings and the prosecution of his son. Goldman said that there is “no reference” to Biden in any suspicious activity reports tied to the House GOP’s investigation into the president’s family.
“They have over 12,000 pages of bank records, and none of them trace back to Joe Biden,” he said. “They have looked at suspicious activity reports. None of them link to Joe Biden, which is why you always hear them talk about the Biden family or Hunter Biden, but they are not impeaching the Biden family and they are not impeaching Hunter Biden. This is an inquiry into President Biden, and there is no link, zero evidence to justify this.”
Goldman said that Republicans are aiming to launch the inquiry into Biden to distract from former President Trump, who is currently facing a slew of legal battles in courtrooms across the country.
“This is a purely political partisan game that they’re playing at the behest of Donald Trump to protect him to distract from him and to try to help him in the election in 2024,” he said. “And they are about to lead us into a government shutdown because they’re distracted with these shenanigans that have no merit.”
The impeachment inquiry has left some moderate House members and some Republican senators hesitant, with many saying that they oppose their colleagues pursuing the inquiry.
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