Republicans Worry About Kevin McCarthy’s ‘Self-Inflicted’ Impeachment Wound

Posted on AllSides September 14th, 2023
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When he announced the opening of an impeachment inquiry on President Joe Biden, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) carefully avoided suggesting that House Republicans would inevitably reach the outcome many of his members are craving.

“We are committed to getting the answers for the American public—nothing more, nothing less,” McCarthy said during brief remarks on Tuesday. “We will go wherever the evidence takes us.”

But to many lawmakers, including some Republicans, it’s fairly obvious McCarthy will end up where the politics takes him: a full vote to impeach the president.


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