Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, expressed his views on the potential impeachment of President Joe Biden, deeming it “unfair” given the current evidence.
Christie’s comments came amidst discussions about a resolution authorizing an impeachment inquiry against Biden. This resolution was released by House Republicans on the same day special counsel David Weiss indicted Hunter Biden, the President’s son, for tax evasion from 2016 to 2019.
“I think it would be unfair to vote Articles of Impeachment because there’s no evidence there, but I think the House has an appropriate oversight function,” Christie said during an interview with MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Friday.
The indictment against Hunter Biden disclosed that his salary from Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company, was reduced following Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017. Additionally, Republican Representative James Comer of Kentucky revealed that Hunter Biden had transferred funds to Joe Biden from an account receiving payments from China.
“Whether that’s done with the House Oversight Committee, or whether it’s done through an impeachment inquiry, I think what matters the most is that people get all the information they need, about the president’s conduct for Congress to prove—you know, have appropriate oversight, and for the public to make a judgment since Joe Biden has declared himself a candidate for reelection for 2024,” Christie added.
On November 8, the House Oversight Committee and House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena to Hunter Biden, requiring his appearance for a deposition on December 13. The committee chairs, Republican Representatives James Comer and Jim Jordan, warned of initiating contempt of Congress proceedings if Biden failed to comply.
A recent report by the House Ways and Means Committee accused the Department of Justice of showing favoritism towards Hunter Biden. Republican Representative Nancy Mace of South Carolina highlighted that the payments to the Biden family exceeded $50 million, a figure significantly higher than previously reported.
“That information should be public, it should be transparent, the White House should fully cooperate with both the investigations being done by the Justice Department, and any oversight that happens from the House,” Christie said. “Because if the president has nothing to hide, he shouldn’t be hiding anything.”
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