House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., criticized Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s announcement that the House would launch an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, calling the “illegitimate” investigation “a kangaroo court, a fishing expedition and a conspiracy theater in one.” .”
Jeffries made the comment during a press conference with House Minority Leader Katherine Clark of Massachusetts and California Rep. Pete Aguilar, the leader of the House Democratic Caucus, just hours after the California Republican’s public statement on Tuesday.
“There is not a shred of evidence that President Joe Biden has committed any wrongdoing. There is not a shred of evidence that President Joe Biden committed a criminal offense. There is not a shred of evidence that President Joe Biden committed a crime,” the New York representative said Tuesday. “This is an unlawful impeachment inquiry. Period, period. It is a waste of time and taxpayer dollars.” Jeffries He went on to promise that House Democrats would defend Biden “to the end,” describing the president as a “good,” “honest” and “patriotic man.”
“House Democrats will defend President Biden today. We will defend President Biden tomorrow. We will defend President Biden next week. We will defend President Biden next month. We will defend President Biden next year. We will defend President Biden until the end,” he concluded.
Jeffries joins a number of Democrats who reject the impeachment inquiry and McCarthy. He suggested that it was absurd to continue the investigation even though the months-long Republican investigation into Hunter Biden’s business dealings had produced no evidence to support the allegations against the president and criticized the speaker’s failure to follow through Vote to initiate the investigation as he said he would do it earlier this month.