President Biden brushed aside impeachment talk late Wednesday saying he was going to focus on his job and not what he claims is a political stunt.
In his first public remarks since House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, launched an impeachment inquiry on Tuesday, Mr. Biden dismissed concerns that it could impact his presidency.
“Well, I’ll tell you what. I don’t know quite why, but they just knew they wanted to impeach me. Now, best I can tell they want to impeachment me because they want to shutdown the government,” Mr. Biden said at a campaign fundraiser in Virginia.
“Everybody always asked about impeachment. I get up every day not focused on impeachment, I’ve got a job to do. I’ve got to deal with issues that affect American people every single solitary day,” he continued.
Republicans have accused Mr. Biden of profiting from the foreign business ventures of his son, Hunter Biden, while he served as vice president in the Obama administration. They say Mr. Biden used his influence to illegally profit from his son’s business dealings.
The White House is adamant that Mr. Biden did nothing wrong and that Republicans have turned up no evidence to suggest otherwise or that the president was involved in Hunter Biden’s business dealings.
By launching a formal probe, it gives the House more subpoena and investigative powers. For example, Mr. McCarthy said the inquiry would enable committees to obtain bank statements and other documents related to the Biden family business dealings.