- In a memo addressed to editorial leadership at media outlets and released Tuesday, the White House called on the media to 'ramp up its scrutiny of House Republicans' regarding their impeachment inquiry into Pres. Joe Biden.1
- The memo, written by Special Assistant to the President Ian Sams, argued that 'After nearly 9 months of investigating,' the House GOP has 'uncovered none of' the constitutionally required violations deserving of impeachment, which are 'treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.'2
- The letter, which said the lack of evidence should 'set off alarm bells for news organizations,' was reportedly sent to executives at media outlets including CNN, The New York Times, Fox News, the Associated Press, and CBS News, among others.3
- Sams also referenced some Republican House members who have been hesitant to support impeachment, claiming that the allegations against Biden are 'unfounded' and 'in virtually all cases, have been actively disproven.'4
- This follows House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's decision to open an official inquiry into Biden's alleged wrongdoings, including that the president 'used his official office to coordinate with Hunter Biden's business partners about Hunter's role in Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company.'2
- Meanwhile, one of the Republicans currently unsure about impeachment, Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.), said Sunday that 'The time for impeachment is the time when there’s evidence linking President Biden...to a high crime or misdemeanor,' which 'doesn't exist right now.'1
- Democratic narrative, as provided by Congressman jamaal bowman. The reason House Republicans are pushing an evidence-lacking impeachment inquiry is to distract from their lack of interest in policymaking. With a potential government shutdown just three weeks away, Speaker McCarthy (R-Calif.) is trying to ensure that the public doesn't blame him for government employees not getting paid and small businesses not being able to apply for federal loans. The GOP would rather wave a tiresome impeachment inquiry in their constituents' faces instead of passing a meaningful appropriations bill.
- Republican narrative, as provided by Townhall. As more evidence of Biden's corruption record emerges every day, the White House has shifted its response from 'there's no evidence against him' to 'there's no direct evidence against him.' Since the American people aren't fooled easily, the Biden admin. has now resorted to leveraging its deep-state relationship with the media industry. This is a concerning attempt to weaponize news coverage and journalism.