House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) joined Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures” to discuss the status of the investigation into Biden family corruption and the involvement of President Joe Biden.
After setting forth the mounting evidence implicating not only his family members but the president himself, Bartiromo cut right to the chase with McCarthy regarding his intentions once the House is back in session in September.
Bartiromo: Mr. Speaker, always a pleasure. Thanks so much for being here.
McCarthy: Thank you, Maria.
Bartiromo: Will you bring an impeachment inquiry against President Biden this September?
McCarthy: Well, Maria, first, you’ve got to understand: Only because Republicans took the majority have we found out what President Biden told us when he was running for office is not true. He said he never had any dealings with his son’s business —and that he’d never even talked to him. We’ve now found out: Not only did he call in to the meetings, he went to dinner, and after the dinner, Hunter Biden got a new Porsche; that there was 3.5 million [dollars] transferred.
We’ve now found out as he was a sitting vice president, the family created 20 shell companies. They received 16 of 17 payments from Romania while he was vice president. We’ve now found that the money would flow to nine family members. He has to continue to change this.
But since then, we’ve found a movement of his administration — of weaponization. We’ve found that, now, the special prosecutor, David Weiss, actually let the statute of limitations run out on Hunter Biden’s taxes. We’ve found that the FBI actually informed Hunter Biden and the Inaugural Committee prior to our ability to go and interview him. We also have a DOJ that gave a — tried to give a — sweetheart deal to Hunter Biden, and the judge said no.
So, if you look at all the information we’ve been able to gather so far, it is a natural step forward that you would have to go to an impeachment inquiry. [emphasis mine] And just so your viewers understand what that means: That provides Congress the apex of legal power to get all the information they need — because remember what’s laying out there right now: We have an attorney general that could have lied to the American public, which he has now named a special prosecutor — they have said two different things. And you have Gary Shapley on a little later today — IRS whistleblowers that have come forward, that show that there’s two forms of justice when it comes to America.
But now, when you look at this, it looks like a culture of corruption that’s been happening within the entire Biden family. You’ve gotta get — to be able to answer that to the American public. The American public deserves an answer: Who’s lying? What information went on? Who paid? And what foreign governments? When you’ve found now that we know that an FBI actually had an informant — which got to a form of a 1023 — claiming that they had bribed then-vice president and saying that we would never find the money because they went through shell companies and withheld that from the IRS individuals investigating Hunter Biden.
Bartiromo followed up with an equally important question: Does McCarthy have the votes needed to proceed with an inquiry?
Bartiromo: Yeah, I think you made such an important point right there that needs to be underlined: We would not know any of this if it were not for even your five-person majority. Thanks to your investigations, the hearings, the on-the-record testimonies that your investigators have been doing, we have learned a lot about what has taken place, allegedly, during this period when Joe Biden was vice president. What other evidence are you seeking in order to bring that — do you need more evidence to prove to your members? Do you have the votes for an inquiry?
McCarthy: Well, we have been out on summer recess right now, working in the district. When we go back, we’ll discuss this. But we find new information each week. We did not know about the whistleblowers coming forth. We did not know of all these times that the president lied to the American public. Each step we take contradicts what the Bidens had said before.
Could you imagine being a sitting vice president, and your family members set up 20 shell companies? They don’t — American companies don’t do that. And then they deal with foreign countries? That you got 16 of 17 payments from Romania while you’re vice president? And then we have the vice president — now president — claiming that he utilized American tax dollars to withhold from Ukraine to get a prosecutor fired. We just recently found out, during break, from a business partner with Hunter Biden, that they were being pressured when they were on that board to try to do something about that prosecutor.
So there’s a lot of questions still, and to be able to get the answers to these questions, you would need an impeachment inquiry to empower Congress — Republicans and Democrats — to be able to get the answers that the American people deserve to know. I’ve had Democrats now tell me they’re very concerned because they backed this president based upon what he told America, and with each turn, we find that is not true.
It’s important to note here that McCarthy did not explicitly say the House would bring an impeachment inquiry against Biden upon their return — just that doing so would be a “natural step forward.” One thing we can be certain of, however, is that McCarthy will be facing increasing pressure to take that next “natural step.”