Florida Governor Ron DeSantis told Meet The Press that while he agrees there is plenty of controversy surrounding President Biden’s involvement in his son’s business dealings, House Republicans could proceed with caution and give more attention to other issues.
Host Kristen Welker asked the Republican presidential hopeful if an impeachment inquiry into President Biden could backfire on the GOP. “So here’s what I think. I think that the Biden family, the amount of money that’s flowed into that family to me is corrupt. I think that it’s not been explained in ways that make any sense. And so opening an inquiry based on the facts that we have, I think would be justifiable,” DeSantis said.
“However, I think they run the risk of doing an inquiry that doesn’t necessarily lead anywhere while they’ve been ignoring a lot of the problems that our voters are talking about,” he continued. “When I’m going through Iowa, Republican voters obviously are not fond of Joe Biden. Yes, they’re concerned about Hunter and all this money, but they’re more concerned about what’s happening at our border. They’re more concerned about what’s happening with the economy. They’re more concerned about federal agencies that are overstepping their bounds.”
The Florida governor went on to caution Republicans to avoid using a Biden impeachment as a “trojan horse” that could take away from other issues and ultimately go nowhere.
Investigations into the president’s alleged involvement in his son’s business dealings is expected to heat up in the coming weeks. House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) has subpoenaed the president’s brother, James Biden, who wired $40,000 to the president’s bank account in an alleged “loan repayment.”
The initial source of funding came from a Chinese energy company with whom Hunter and James Biden had business dealings.
In addition, House investigators will be scheduling a closed-door deposition with Hunter Biden himself before giving him the option to testify publicly.