Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a potential Republican candidate for the 2024 presidential race, recently cautioned House Republicans about the impeachment inquiry targeting President Joe Biden. He expressed concern that the inquiry could divert their attention away from important matters affecting the American people.
During an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” DeSantis expressed his belief that the probe is “justifiable.” However, he also pointed out that House Republicans may be taking the risk of conducting an inquiry that does not yield any significant results, considering that they have been neglecting the issues that are of concern to their constituents.
“When I travel through Iowa, I can see that Republican voters have some reservations about Joe Biden. While they do express concerns about Hunter Biden and the financial aspects, their primary focus lies on the situation at our border. Additionally, they are deeply concerned about the state of our economy,” remarked DeSantis, who is also a former House lawmaker.
House Republicans initiated the impeachment inquiry against the president in September, alleging that Biden had gained financial benefits from his family’s international business ventures. However, no evidence has emerged directly linking Biden to these foreign affairs.
House Republican leadership and the committee chairs leading the investigation held a closed-door meeting last week to brief members. GOP members who attended the meeting expressed their expectation of a forthcoming vote to officially authorize the probe. This move aims to enhance the legitimacy and legal standing of the ongoing inquiry. It is important to note that the proceedings against Biden are currently an impeachment inquiry, not a full-scale impeachment effort.
Despite advising against becoming too focused on the impeachment inquiry, Governor DeSantis of Florida still expressed criticism towards the president’s family regarding their business dealings.
DeSantis emphasized the importance of addressing other issues alongside the inquiry, cautioning against using it as an excuse to neglect other responsibilities.
DeSantis cautions Republicans on Biden impeachment inquiry, emphasizes voter concerns on border and economy