Joe Biden becomes only the 4th president in US history to go through the impeachment process, which could potentially have Joe Biden removed from office. Here’s why the Republicans think he should be ousted!
The Impeachment Storm Begins
US politicians are initiating a process that could potentially lead to the impeachment of President Joe Biden.
The catalyst for this escalation is a series of allegations and accusations primarily fueled by Republicans, who have raised concerns about Biden’s family business dealings.
Allegations and Accusations Unleashed
Republicans have specifically honed in on Hunter Biden’s activities, claiming that they suggest an influence-peddling scheme.
Their claims, however, have completely lacked any substantial evidence whatsoever.
Alleged Attempted Bribery Revealed
Central to these accusations is an alleged bribery attempt implicating Joe Biden during his vice-presidential tenure, kicking off the investigation.
The Formal Investigation Kickstarts
The formal process, beginning on the 28th September, is considered the most powerful check Congress has on the executive branch, including the president, vice president, and the cabinet.
What is Impeachment?
Impeachment in the United States is a rare event that has never seen a sitting president being ousted from the White House.
That’s down to the Senate and only the Senate.
Past Presidents Accused
Only a few presidents in the nation’s history have faced this ordeal, including Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton, and, notably, Donald Trump, who faced impeachment twice during his tenure.
Nixon’s Mysterious Resignation
It’s worth noting that former president Richard Nixon resigned before his impeachment trial began in 1974.
Joe and Hunter Under Fire For Peddling
Since seizing the majority in the House, Republicans have been doggedly investigating Joe and Hunter Biden.
They have claimed, albeit without evidence, that the father-son duo was involved in an influence-peddling scheme.
What is a Peddling Scheme?
A peddling scheme occurs when someone of authority personally gains from their power. In this case, the Biden family is accused of earning millions from foreign sources during Joe Biden’s presidency and vice presidency.
Alleged Influence-Peddling Scheme
It is alleged that the president pressured Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor to stop an investigation into Burisma, an oil-and-gas company Hunter Biden was on the board of.
Biden’s Alleged Ukraine Bribe
Central to their focus is an alleged bribery attempt implicating Joe Biden during his vice-presidential tenure, suggesting he pressured Ukraine to protect his son’s interests.
The Burisma Affair
Republicans claim that Joe Biden used his influence to protect his son and Burisma from legal scrutiny, leading to allegations of abuse of power.
Democrats vs. Republicans Square Off
This aspect of the investigation has been particularly contentious, with Democrats and Republicans engaging in heated debates over the validity and relevance of these allegations.
It is worth noting, however, that despite their repeated accusations, House Republicans have never provided any tangible evidence that Joe Biden has been involved in wrongdoing.
Hunter Biden Under the Scanner
House Republicans, led by James Comer, have gathered reams of financial records, aiming to establish a connection between Hunter Biden’s business dealings and policy decisions made by Joe Biden.
The Impeachment Decision Process
To impeach Mr. Biden, the House would have to approve at least one impeachment charge against him, which requires a majority vote, a situation which is currently highly unlikely due to a lack of evidence.
Still Hope For Republicans?
An impeachment inquiry can also be closed without charges being brought, depending on the findings and evidence gathered during the investigation.
The Length of Impeachment Proceedings
There are no set rules on how long an impeachment inquiry can or must last.
The duration of the proceedings can vary widely, depending on the complexity of the case, the evidence gathered, and the level of scrutiny required to establish the veracity of the allegations.
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