États-Unis : les Républicains veulent tenter d’obtenir la destitution du Président Joe Biden

The procedure has no chance of succeeding, but while its leader Donald Trump is entangled in scandals and soon to face trials, the Republican Party accuses the President of benefiting from his son’s affairs.

The Republican President of the US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, has requested an investigation for a potential impeachment trial of Democratic President Joe Biden. McCarthy plans to focus on the business dealings of Biden’s son Hunter, which he allegedly benefited from during his time as vice president.

Un contrefeu aux procès pénaux de Trump

The Republican Party has never fully accepted the two impeachment attempts against Donald Trump in 2019 and 2021. As he continues to be a central figure in American legal news, with trials scheduled during the 2024 presidential campaign, the party’s right-wing allies hope that his opponent will also face turmoil, even if it is not a congressional trial.

I am directing our House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. Over the past several months, House Republicans have uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct—a culture of corruption. https://t.co/3uoDlUB3Sy

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Kevin McCarthy stated that he did not make this decision lightly. However, he was under pressure. Several elected officials from the Trumpist movement « Maga » (« Make America great again, » the slogan of Trump’s successful 2016 campaign) had threatened in recent days not to vote for the federal budget, risking plunging the United States into a serious financial crisis if the Speaker of the House did not initiate impeachment proceedings.

Le nombre des voix est inatteignable

Les républicains accusent depuis longtemps Joe Biden d’avoir tiré un avantage financier des affaires de son fils Hunter Biden à l’étranger à l’époque où il était vice-président de Barack Obama, entre 2009 et 2017. Aucun responsable républicain n’a étayé cette accusation jusqu’à ce jour, mais Kevin McCarthy a déclaré à la presse que l’enquête viserait justement à « rassembler des preuves » d’une corruption.

« Il reste à voir où tout cela nous conduira », a-t-il déclaré, encourageant l’administration Biden à « collaborer ».

The White House and Joe Biden himself have repeatedly mocked the Republicans’ desire to initiate an impeachment procedure in this matter. They see it as a diversionary tactic. If the House of Representatives were to vote for impeachment at the end of the investigation, which is not certain since the Republican Party only has a majority of 222 seats against 212, a trial for impeachment would then be held in the Senate, where two-thirds of the votes are required to end the president’s term. This goal seems unattainable as both parties have 50 seats in the upper chamber.