By Emmanuel Adeleke
The United States House Speaker, Kevin McCarthy, on Tuesday said the House will open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
McCarthy in a brief statement at the US Capitol said there were serious and credible allegations involving the president’s conduct.
He said the inquiry would focus on allegations of abuse of power, obstruction and corruption by Biden.
Republicans have been investigating the president since they took control of the House in January.
The hearings have found no concrete evidence of misconduct by Biden.
They have, however, shed more light on business dealings by the president’s only surviving son Hunter Biden, which Republicans say are questionable and on president’s knowledge of his son’s activities.
“Today, I am directing our House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
“Taken together, these allegations paint a picture of a culture of corruption,” he said.
Meanwhile, the White House has condemned McCarthy and his fellow Republicans for their action.
White House spokesperson, Ian Sams, in a post on X, wrote: “House Republicans have been investigating the president for nine months, and they’ve turned up no evidence of wrongdoing.”