US President Joe Biden is allegedly involved in an international bribery scheme, as claimed by a Republican senator who recently released a purported “FBI document.” The document, made public by Senator Chuck Grassley from Iowa, accuses President Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, of coercing Burisma CEO Mykola Zlochevsky into paying them millions of dollars in exchange for their assistance in removing a Ukrainian prosecutor investigating the company, according to a Fox report
The response from various Republican figures has been one of outrage. Representative Jim Banks from Indiana took to Twitter to express his disapproval, calling the Biden family “the most corrupt” to reside in the White House and demanding impeachment. Similarly, Representative Lauren Boebert from Colorado voiced her concerns, urging for President Biden’s removal from office.
Conservative figure Kari Lake and former Arizona gubernatorial candidate suggested that the President might be guilty of “extortion” and “treason” in addition to bribery, drawing a comparison to former President Donald Trump’s impeachment. Echoing these sentiments, Republican Anna Paulina Luna from Florida had previously stated her stance on impeaching Biden, citing evidence and testimony she had encountered while investigating the Biden family’s finances.
However, it is essential to remember that these reactions are part of an ongoing and heated political discourse in the US. Formal impeachment proceedings would require substantial evidence and go through a rigorous legal process. According to the US Constitution, the House of Representatives holds the sole power of impeachment, and the Senate has the power to try all impeachments. A conviction would need the concurrence of two-thirds of the Senate members present.
According to the United States Constitution, the House of Representatives has the exclusive power to impeach public officials, while the Senate has the sole authority to conduct impeachment trials. Conviction requires a two-thirds majority vote from present Senators. The President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the US can be subject to impeachment, as stated on the official website of the United States Senate.