House Republicans are approaching the impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden with renewed energy after the election of Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana).

Although Johnson has accused Biden of bribery in the past, he now says it is important not to rush the investigation.

After becoming the speaker, he has emphasized caution and referred to impeachment as the most significant power available to Congress, claiming that he has not prejudged the matter.

“I do believe that very soon we are coming to a point of decision on it. I have been very consistent, intellectually consistent in this, and persistent that we have to follow due process, and we have to follow the law,” he told reporters.

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As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Johnson has been vocal in his criticism of Biden. He accused the president of bribery in connection with a conversation the president had with a Ukrainian oligarch.

House Republicans have not been able to prove that Biden actually took a bribe. The FBI could not verify the allegations that came from a questionable source. The White House has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing by the president and pointed out that Republicans have been unable to link him to his family’s overseas business dealings.

Johnson stated that the House needs to figure out how to proceed with an investigation spread out among three committees.

The main accusation revolves around Biden’s actions as vice president to oust the Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin. The Republicans claim that this was not due to Shokin’s inability to combat corruption, as Biden claims, but instead was intended to help his son who was a member of the board of the Ukrainian energy firm, Burisma, at the time.

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