Party-line House vote launches impeachment inquiry Biden

This is a factual statement, but it is not final. The House of Representatives, which is controlled by Republicans, voted on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, to formally authorize an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

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President Joe Biden poses for his official portrait Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in the Library of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

The vote was 221-212, along party lines123. The Republicans allege that Biden and his family engaged in bribery and corruption during his tenure as vice-president, but they have not presented any evidence to support their claims12.

Biden has denied any wrongdoing and called the inquiry a “baseless political stunt”1.

The impeachment inquiry does not mean that Biden will be impeached, but it allows the Republicans to gather more evidence and enforce legal demands.

However, even if the House votes to impeach Biden, the Senate, which is controlled by Democrats, is unlikely to convict him and remove him from office12.

The impeachment process could also affect the 2024 presidential election, as Biden has not ruled out running for a second term1.

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