House Republicans voted 221 green light to conform with the impeachment inquiry for President Joe Biden, after claiming, without releasing any evidence, that the president had financial benefits from his family’s foreign business.
The vote came after the Republican accused the White House of obstructing their investigation of the said claim, while the White House affirmed that it had been fully co-operative.
House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., and GOP investigators who lead the inquiry stated that this investigation is their responsibility to conform to the constitution.
However, House Democrats did not agree as they questioned the necessity of the investigation, in which there had not been any evidence to support the allegation.
The vote also came the same day that Hunter Biden, the president’s son, was scheduled to testify on his business operations that earned millions of dollars in the last several years. Republican lawmakers seek to find if he channels these money to his father and other family members as he is alleged with tax evasion along with other charges.
Hunter Biden demanded to testify in a public hearing, rather than behind closed doors, but was later denied by the House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer, R-Ky.
The overall circumstances led to the emergence of mixed opinion among voters. Some agree with the investigation, explaining that they were happy for politicians to be audited, while some presumed that the whole process was retaliatory for the impeachment inquiries when Donald Trump was president.