‘It’s just comedy’: Biden wishes Republicans ‘luck’ over their threats to investigate and impeach Hunter and his family if GOP takes House majority
- President Joe Biden Rejected Republican Threats To Impeach Him And Investigate His Son Hunter Biden If They Win Majority As ‘Just A Comedy’
- Comprehensive results of the midterm elections are not yet known – and could be postponed until next week
- “Good luck in your senior year, as my coach always said,” Biden replied when asked about his response to GOP threats from incoming probes
- Added from Republicans: ‘I have no control over what they’re going to do’
Joe Biden dismissed it as “comedy” that Republicans threaten to impeach him and launch investigations into his son Hunter — with the president claiming the country wants the government to “go ahead.”
At a post-2022 midterm election press conference on Wednesday, Biden appeared unencumbered by the prospects of Republican retaliation if they take back a majority in Congress once all Election Day results are in.
Republicans, including the Congressional leadership, have repeatedly said they have plans to launch a series of investigations into Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings and to investigate the activities of other members of the Biden family.
They have also indicated that the GOP is ready to file articles of impeachment against Biden and members of his cabinet, such as Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Attorney General Merrick Garland.
“What is your message to Republicans considering investigating your family, and especially your son Hunter’s business dealings?” a reporter asked the president on Wednesday, just a few hours shy of a full day after polling stations closed.
“Good luck in your senior year, as my coach always said,” Biden replied scornfully.
President Joe Biden Rejected Republican Threats to Impeach Him and Investigate His Son Hunter Biden If They Win Majority
“Look, I think the American public wants us to go ahead and get things done for them,” he continued. “I think the American people will see that for what it is: it’s almost comedy.”
“I have no control over what they’re going to do,” he said of the Republicans. “All I can do is keep improving the lives of the American people.”
Biden said at another point in his lengthy White House press conference Wednesday that he hasn’t given much thought to House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy because they haven’t spoken much.
He did say he would call the GOP leader later in the day on Wednesday.
Biden said the impeachment campaign against him is a vendetta stemming from former President Donald Trump and his pressure on Republicans to file articles against him if they win a majority in retaliation for the two charges against him by the government. Democrats.
“You know, I’ve heard it’s been reported — whether it’s true or not, I’m not sure — but it’s often been reported that Republicans said the former president said, ‘How many times are you going to impeach Biden?’ the president said at his press conference.
Republicans have long said they would launch a series of investigations into Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings (right) if they take a majority — and have also threatened to impeach President Biden and some members of his cabinet.
Biden sent a series of congratulations to Democrats on Tuesday and Wednesday for winning over the Republican challengers.
He also said he now needs to speak to some Republican leaders.
The president celebrated Wednesday, claiming that Democrats were able to fend off the predicted “red tsunami” and do “better than expected” in the 2022 interim deadlines.
The results are still coming in, but it looks like Republicans are on track to take control of at least the House.