WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Thursday invited President Joe Biden to testify earlier than Congress as a part of their impeachment…

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Thursday invited President Joe Biden to testify earlier than Congress as a part of their impeachment inquiry into him and his household’s enterprise affairs.

Rep. James Comer, chair of the House Oversight Committee, despatched a letter to the Democratic president, inviting him to take a seat for a public listening to to “clarify, underneath oath,” what involvement he had within the Biden family businesses.

“In mild of the yawning hole between your public statements and the proof assembled by the Committee, in addition to the White House’s obstruction, it’s in the perfect curiosity of the American individuals so that you can reply questions from Members of Congress straight, and I hereby invite you to take action,” the Kentucky Republican wrote.

While it’s extremely unlikely that Biden would agree to look earlier than lawmakers in such a setting, Comer pointed to earlier examples of presidents’ testifying earlier than Congress.

“As you’re conscious, presidents earlier than you will have supplied testimony to congressional committees, together with President Ford’s testimony earlier than the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice of the House Judiciary Committee in 1974,” Comer continued.

The daring invitation comes because the monthslong inquiry into Biden is all however winding down as Republicans face the stark actuality that it lacks the political appetite from inside the convention to go ahead with an precise impeachment. Nonetheless, leaders of the hassle, together with Comer are dealing with rising political strain to ship one thing after months of labor investigating the Biden household and its net of worldwide enterprise transactions.

After a listening to earlier this month, the White House scoffed on the concept of Biden showing for a public listening to, telling Republicans to “move on” and concentrate on “actual points” Americans need addressed.

“This is a tragic stunt on the finish of a useless impeachment,” spokesman Ian Sams stated final week. “Call it a day, pal.”

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