Former Trump communications director Anthony Scaramucci has attacked House Republicans for impeaching President Biden over allegations of family business corruption, saying the investigation is baseless and hurts the party with prospective voters.
“I think it’s a dramatic investigation. I don’t agree with it,” Scaramucci said He told NewsNation in an interview on Friday. “I’m a lifelong Republican, and unfortunately, we’ve damaged our party. I don’t think it’s going to help our party.
Republicans voted to open an official impeachment inquiry against Biden on Wednesday after months of preliminary investigations by the House Oversight Committee, accusing the president of engaging in corrupt business deals.
Although his son Hunter has sparked an investigation into Biden’s wrongdoing, the investigation found no direct evidence implicating the president in a crime.
Scaramucci, a Republican already hamstrung by a House speaker battle that has dragged on for weeks and hurt the party in the eyes of prospective voters, faces a numerical disadvantage compared to Democrats and independents.
“We have less than 28 percent of registered voters. “Democrats are big, independents are even bigger,” he said. “Instead of focusing on this, why not go after these people who are not in our party.”
Some Republican lawmakers are also skeptical of the investigation. Rep. Dave Joyce (R-Ohio), who voted to approve the investigation, said Wednesday he saw no evidence that Biden had committed a ‘high crime or wrongdoing’.
“The process has been abused,” Joyce said in a separate NewsNation interview. “This is to weed out the mentally challenged, those who have lost their minds while they are in office, or one. [former Rep. George] Santos, like where they committed crimes while in office.”
He called for an inquiry set up by a referendum to quickly establish whether the impeachment should proceed.
“I have three different groups that are all focused on this — well, put up or shut up. You either have evidence or you don’t,” Joyce said.
Republican Senate. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) also warned that Biden cannot be impeached or removed from office for conduct or crimes committed before he was elected to the White House.
“What he did as vice president, what he did in between [offices] May not be charged,” he said during an interview with Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.”
“If they send us a case, make sure it’s punitive,” Mullin advised. “The real height of the bar, no question about it.”
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