Despite the frequent discussions surrounding the impeachment of President Joe Biden and his cabinet members, they have largely remained as mere discussions without significant action. However, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) recently took to Twitter on Sunday morning, raising the possibility of an “impeachment inquiry” targeting Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Garland’s tenure as attorney general has been marred by allegations of weaponization, receiving criticism from various quarters. This particular inquiry stems from claims made by an IRS whistleblower and the charges levied against Hunter Biden.
The growing scrutiny surrounding these issues has spurred renewed interest in exploring potential consequences for those involved.
In his tweet, McCarthy called for U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who oversaw the plea deal concerning gun and tax charges involving the First Son, to provide answers to the House Judiciary Committee.
McCarthy said, “If the whistleblowers’ allegations are true, this will be a significant part of a larger impeachment inquiry into Merrick Garland’s weaponization of DOJ.”
McCarthy’s tweet shared a post by the Washington Examiner’s Byron York, highlighting a letter dated June 23 that pertains to IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley. Shapley has provided testimony to the House Committee on Ways and Means and has also given interviews to CBS News.
As per Shapley’s account, Weiss allegedly informed several witnesses that he lacked the jurisdiction to press charges in other districts, thereby seeking special counsel status. This information raises further questions and adds to the ongoing discussions surrounding the actions and decisions of those involved.
In addition to his tweet, McCarthy further expressed his concerns about the matter during an interview with Fox News on Monday. He said, “None of it smells right, and none of it is right.”
🚨 BREAKING: House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he'll start impeachment of Attorney General Merrick Garland by July 6 over bombshell IRS whistleblower testimony that he interfered in criminal investigation into Hunter Biden pic.twitter.com/nhNiG4WnPM
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 26, 2023
Recent news from late last week suggests that Weiss was allegedly hindered from pursuing charges against Hunter Biden in Washington, D.C. and California. However, Garland has contradicted these claims, asserting that Weiss indeed possessed the authority to bring forth those charges.
During an announcement concerning unrelated charges, Garland was questioned about the Hunter Biden case, and his remarks appeared to contradict Weiss’ previous statements. This disparity in accounts has raised further scrutiny and calls for clarification regarding the jurisdiction and decision-making processes involved in the case.