House Republicans held their first impeachment inquiry hearing on Thursday, September 28, 2023, to investigate President Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s alleged business dealings. The hearing focused on Hunter Biden’s board position at the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings and his alleged dealings with foreign nationals and foreign entities in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Romania, and China.
Republicans accused President Biden of using his position as vice president to benefit his son’s business interests and of lying about his involvement. They also accused Hunter Biden of influence-peddling and corruption.
However, none of the witnesses at the hearing were able to provide any evidence that President Biden had committed any wrongdoing. In fact, some of the witnesses admitted that they had no firsthand knowledge of any crimes committed by the president.
Democrats dismissed the Republican allegations as baseless and politically motivated. They accused Republicans of trying to distract from the real issues facing the country, such as inflation and the war in Ukraine.
The impeachment inquiry is likely to continue for several months. It is unclear whether Republicans will be able to find enough evidence to impeach the president.