(UnitedVoice.com) – On September 13, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) finally gave in to his party’s conservative base and launched an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden. The GOP hopes the investigation will turn up evidence against the POTUS. One Republican who was against an inquiry is now singing a different tune.
Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) has been an outspoken opponent of an impeachment inquiry for months. Recently, he mocked Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) after she said she would not support any measure to fund the government before the September 30 deadline unless House Republicans launched an impeachment inquiry.
Former Press Secretary Jen Psaki interviewed Buck on MSNBC and asked him to respond to the congresswoman’s comments. He laughed at the idea that his colleague was an impeachment expert and said there is no “evidence linking President Biden to a high crime or misdemeanor.”
Though he was against an inquiry days ago, he’s now changed his tune. On September 12, Buck reportedly told NBC News reporter Sahil Kapur that he didn’t think an impeachment inquiry was that big of a deal. He claimed it removes a “distraction” and allows House lawmakers to “focus on spending.”
Buck went on to say that launching an inquiry didn’t change anything because Republicans were already investigating the president and his family. Kapur asked him how he could square his support for the impeachment probe with his previous comments on the matter. The congressman reportedly said he was “skeptical of voting for it because he [doesn’t] see the link” between the president and his son. But he claimed he asked for the “evidence.”
GOP Rep. Ken Buck, who has been speaking out against an impeachment inquiry, now tells me it’s “a good idea” for McCarthy to launch this inquiry, saying it removes a “distraction” and lets the House “focus on spending.”
He says “nothing changes” as Rs are already investigating.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) September 12, 2023
The Colorado congressman didn’t have to vote for anything because McCarthy opened the impeachment inquiry without taking a floor vote. That decision by the speaker could help Conservatives who are running in competitive districts that Biden won. How it will all shake out remains to be seen.
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