Gimenez on Impeachment Inquiry: 'If I Were Biden, I'd Be Scared'

Gimenez on Impeachment Inquiry: 'If I Were Biden, I'd Be Scared'

Grayson Bakich
Grayson Bakich
September 13, 2023

The impeachment inquiry into President Biden has begun, and much to discuss remains. Representative Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal voicing his support for the inquiry and speculating on how it will move forward.

"I agree with the Speaker's [Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)] actions. I think there is plenty of evidence there to support an inquiry. And this is what it is, an inquiry: We need to look deeper into the affairs of the Biden family, including the President of the United States. We have to do our Constitutional duty, and if you have evidence that there may have been some wrongdoing, we have to pursue it," said Rep. Gimenez.

Host Pedro Echevarria asked what sort of leads qualify as "looking deeper," which Rep. Gimenez said the House must "pursue everything," adding that "being a firefighter, I know that when there is smoke, there is fire," the same comment on X (formerly Twitter) he made when news of the impeachment inquiry first broke.

Gimenez pointed at all of the evidence uncovered by the House over the spring and summer, such as the supposed shell companies set up under the names of various Biden family members, Hunter Biden's time on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, and testimony provided by witnesses such as Devon Archer.

"So the President has been caught in a bunch of lies, and we have looked further into it because you know what? This money just did not come from inside the United States. It came from countries outside the United States, countries that are adversaries of the United States, and so that makes it a very serious business. And it is our Constitutional duty to make sure nothing is going on here," Gimenez continued.

Regarding the inquiry process itself, Echevarria asked Gimenez if the process should have begun on a vote rather than the "unilateral" approach Speaker McCarthy took. Gimenez said a vote may be necessary, yet he remained supportive of McCarthy's decision, reiterating the necessity of probing into Biden.

"I have no problem with an inquiry and just letting it go where it takes you. If there is nothing wrong with President Biden, you should not be afraid of anything because he did nothing wrong, and the inquiry will show he did nothing wrong. But if he did do something wrong, then if I were the President of the United States right now, I would be a little scared," Gimenez concluded.

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Grayson Bakich

Grayson Bakich

Florida born and raised, Grayson Bakich is a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. His thesis examined recent trends in political polarization and how this leads into justification of violence.

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