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Friday, June 21, 2024

Gingrich Advises House GOP to Move Slowly on Impeaching Biden

'We should open the inquiry, because it allows them to ask a broader range of questions. But we should move very, very, very slowly beyond that...'

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested in a Wednesday interview with NBC that Republicans take their time as they pursue the impeachment of President Joe Biden, The Hill reported.

When asked what he would tell Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Gingrich said he would take his time and give borderline Republicans ample chance to get on board.

“Open the inquiry, but go very slow,” Gingrich said.

According to the congressional veteran, the impeachment trial must be given time to marinate.

“We should open the inquiry, because it allows them to ask a broader range of questions,” Gingrich continued. “But we should move very, very, very slowly beyond that.”

In short, he noted, an impeachment hearing is a “good idea” but that “impeachment itself is a terrible idea” because of the swing seats one could lose in the House as a result.

The potential impeachment would stem from revelations made last month resulting from Republican investigations into the Biden family business, particularly its dealings with foreign powers.

According to Gingrich, what they found does indeed “rise to the level of an impeachment inquiry.”

Gingrich himself is also a veteran when it comes to leading impeachment trials, having gone head-to-head with former President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s.

In the 1998 election, with impeachment looming for the charismatic president during a time of relative peace and prosperity, Gingrich’s House lost seats, leading him to resign his speakership post.

For his part, McCarthy has claimed to be acting in accord with the facts.

While explaining the impending impeachment last month, he noted that House Republicans have simply followed “where the information has taken us,” adding that the evidence “is rising to the level of impeachment inquiry, which provides Congress the strongest power to get the rest of the knowledge and information needed.”

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