Ted Cruz Urges House to Investigate Potential Impeachment of President Biden Over Hunter Biden Allegations: “Direct Evidence”
In a recent episode of his podcast, “Verdict with Ted Cruz,” Texas GOP Senator Ted Cruz called on the House
In a recent episode of his podcast, “Verdict with Ted Cruz,” Texas GOP Senator Ted Cruz called on the House to launch an investigation into impeaching President Joe Biden. Cruz’s appeal comes after an IRS whistleblower involved in the Hunter Biden probe testified before Congress, revealing that Hunter Biden had used WhatsApp to pressure a Chinese business partner, invoking his father’s name and claiming that Joe Biden was present during business deals.
When asked about the point at which the investigation into Hunter Biden becomes a matter concerning the president, potentially leading to impeachment efforts by Republicans, Cruz emphatically responded, “It is right now.” He argued that the WhatsApp messages constituted direct evidence of Joe Biden misusing his government power to benefit his son and, assuming a 10% cut for the “big guy,” to enrich himself. Cruz emphasized the significance of the message, stating, “This WhatsApp says, ‘we want to know.’ This is not just me, Hunter, just mooching off my dad… Of course, the House needs to investigate it.”
Cruz also expressed concern about allegations made by the IRS whistleblower that the Department of Justice, under Merrick Garland’s leadership, had hindered investigations into the WhatsApp messages. However, Garland has denied any interference in the Hunter Biden probe.
The senator’s remarks shed light on the allegations brought forth by the IRS whistleblower, Gary Shapley Jr., who claimed that efforts to prevent investigations into Joe Biden were unprecedented during the 2020 campaign and his presidency. Shapley disclosed that the IRS had obtained a WhatsApp message sent by Hunter Biden in 2017, in which he mentioned his father’s involvement and exerted pressure on a Chinese business partner.
According to Cruz, this WhatsApp message directly links Joe Biden to financial transactions involving millions of dollars from China. While acknowledging that it is possible Hunter Biden was lying and that Joe Biden was not involved, Cruz argued that the lack of investigation and prevention of probing by the whistleblower amounted to obstruction of justice.
Cruz lamented the lack of Democratic interest in pursuing the truth, particularly within the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he serves as a member. He expressed frustration that a hearing with Merrick Garland, under oath, to address the WhatsApp message and related documents had not been scheduled. Cruz asserted that only the House could provide hope for a thorough investigation.
The authenticity of the WhatsApp message, if confirmed, would directly contradict President Biden’s repeated statements that he had no knowledge of his son’s business dealings. When asked about the potential impact of the message on the president’s claims, National Security Council Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby responded, “No, and I’m not going to comment further on this.”
Hunter Biden’s attorney released a statement asserting that any actions or words from Hunter, while battling addiction, were his own and unrelated to his family. The White House Counsel’s Office also reiterated that the president was not involved in business dealings with his son and that the Justice Department operates independently in its criminal investigations.