Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) became the latest House Republican to push back on Democratic and left-wing media claims there is “no evidence” warranting an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
Mace made her arguments Sunday morning during an interview with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl. Here’s a partial transcript:
KARL: Let me also ask you, before you go, the impeachment inquiry that – that McCarthy announced even though he had said he wouldn’t do it without a vote and then a few days later he does it without a vote. I want to read you something that Ken Buck, one of your Republican colleagues, had to say in a “Washington Post” op-ed of the impeachment inquiry. He said, “impeachment is s serious matter and should have a foundation of rock-solid facts. Trump’s impeachment in 2019 was a disgrace to the Constitution and is a disservice to Americans. The GOP’s reprise in 2023 is no better.”
He says these allegations against the Biden family are part of an imagined history and a fictitious version of events.
Was this premature going all the way with an impeachment inquiry?
MACE: I don’t believe so. The facts are everywhere. There are text messages, there are e-mails, there are witnesses, there are whistleblowers, there are meetings, there are phone calls, there are dinners. And you can’t say, hey, there’s a little bit of smoke, we’re not going to follow the fire. And the inquiry, my understanding is, as you said earlier, gives us expanded subpoena powers. I want the bank records of Joe Biden. All of that should be on the table to prove out the allegations in the SARS reports. We’re talking about a significant sum of money. We are talking about bribery. And in the Constitution Article 2 Section 4, that is the basis for impeachment.
KARL: I mean there’s no evidence of bribery in this. I mean there’s a – and —
MACE: There are witnesses. The 1023 form. There are, you know, there —
KARL: And – and you’ve been investigating. I mean you’re on the Oversight Committee. I mean —
MACE: There is evidence. You can’t say that there’s no evidence there – when there is evidence. And, quite frankly, it was the —
KARL: There’s no evidence connected to Biden.
MACE: It was the fourth estate. It was the media and journalists when Nixon was going down that helped do that investigation, helped bring down the president when they – when he broke the law.
And, you know, you guys want to deny that there’s evidence. It’s everywhere. And the bank records will prove it out.
KARL: All right, we will see. Haven’t seen much yet.
Mace holding Jonathan Karl's feet to the fire. The 'mainstream' media's lame claims about Joe Biden being squeaky clean are worse than a joke. They are absurd on a whole new level. pic.twitter.com/ADE1LQeHzg
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