House Republicans have reportedly canceled a major hearing that was scheduled for next week, which would have featured key material witnesses to the alleged corruption within the Biden family. The cancellation comes as a result of the ongoing turmoil over the House Speaker position and the lack of stability within the House of Representatives.
Investigative reporter Paul Sperry broke the news on Twitter, stating that the hearing had to be canceled due to the ongoing chaos surrounding the House Speaker situation and the inability to move forward with scheduled proceedings. This cancellation is a significant setback for those seeking to uncover potential corruption involving the Biden family.
The House Speaker seat has remained vacant for over two weeks after Matt Gaetz filed a motion to vacate the chair. Kevin McCarthy, the previous House Speaker, was ousted earlier this month in a close 216-210 vote. Notably, eight Republicans voted in favor of removing McCarthy: Biggs, Buck, Burchett, Crane, Gaetz, Good, Mace, and Rosendale.
Jim Jordan, a prominent figure within the Republican Party, made an unsuccessful bid for the House Speaker position. In the first ballot, Jordan failed to secure the necessary 217 votes to win the gavel. Twenty GOP representatives voted against him, indicating a lack of unanimous support within the party.
A second floor vote for the House Speaker position took place on Wednesday, but Chairman Jordan fell short yet again. This time, 22 Republicans voted against him, further demonstrating division within the Republican ranks.
The turmoil surrounding the House Speaker vote reached a boiling point during a closed-door conference on Thursday. McCarthy and Gaetz engaged in a heated exchange, with McCarthy criticizing Gaetz and the group of Republicans who voted to remove him from the position. Reports suggest that Rep. Mike Bost even nearly lunged at Gaetz in the midst of the chaos.
The uncertainty surrounding the House Speaker situation has overshadowed any ongoing investigations into the alleged corruption within the Biden family. The impeachment inquiry against Joe Biden, as well as the subpoenas against Hunter and James Biden, have largely been pushed to the sidelines amid the focus on the leadership crisis in the House.
Former House Speakers Newt Gingrich and John Boehner have thrown their weight behind McHenry as an interim Speaker. However, attempts to empower McHenry collapsed on Thursday evening, further prolonging the search for a permanent House Speaker.
The third vote for the Speaker is now scheduled to take place on Friday morning, providing an opportunity for the House Republicans to finally resolve the leadership crisis. However, the cancellation of the major hearing, which would have included crucial witnesses to the alleged Biden family corruption, is a significant setback for those hoping to shed light on the matter.
As the search for a new House Speaker continues, the investigations into the Biden Crime Family have taken a backseat. The lack of stability and focus within the House of Representatives has allowed the Biden family to avoid scrutiny and any potential consequences for their alleged wrongdoing.