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UPDATED TRACKER: More Republican Members of Congress Admit There Is No Evidence in Bogus Biden Impeachment

Nov 3, 2023

Over the past ten months, MAGA House Republicans have failed to find a single shred of evidence of wrongdoing by President Biden. Don’t take our word for it! Even members of their own House and Senate caucuses and hosts from Fox News and other right-wing media outlets know that Kevin McCarthy, James Comer, and Jim Jordan have not produced a shred of evidence to warrant impeachment.

Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA): “I don’t think anyone wants to move forward with impeachment”

“I don’t think anyone wants to move forward with impeachment unless they’ve got a smoking gun or at least some evidence.” [Axios, 11/3/23]

Rep. Jen Kiggans (R-VA): “Let’s focus on [appropriations bills] first.”

“We have so much work we need to get done including these appropriations bills. Let’s focus on that first.” [Axios 11/3/23]

Here’s a regularly updated rundown of Republican commentators, Members of Congress, and media personalities confirming there is no evidence of wrongdoing by President Biden:

Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO): “I Think It’s Pretty Clear That The Evidence…Just Isn’t There.” 

During a CNN interview, Buck told Anderson Cooper, “[GOP witness Jonathan] Turley is someone who carries great credibility in the House and in the Judiciary Committee, and when he says there isn’t enough to warrant an impeachment, I think it’s pretty clear that the evidence, while the investigation is ongoing, just isn’t there.” [CNN, 9/28/23, VIDEO]

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX): “We Don’t Have The Evidence.” 

McCaul admitted on Fox News that “we don’t have the evidence” to support impeaching President Biden. [Fox News, 9/17/23, VIDEO]

Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO): “What’s Missing, Despite Years of Investigation, Is The Smoking Gun”

Rep. Buck wrote in an op-ed for the Washington Post that “Republicans ‘itching’ to impeach President Biden are ‘relying on an imagined history” and “what’s missing, despite years of investigation, is the smoking gun.” [Washington Post, 9/15/23]

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA): The Evidence “Has Yet To Be Discovered.” 

“There has to be an aha moment… The actual participation (in Hunter’s deals) by the vice president and now president – that still has to be discovered and or nailed down.” [CNN, 9/14/23]

Rep. Don Bacon “You Should Have Some Kind Of Direct Evidence” Before Launching An Impeachment Inquiry.

“I think there’s corruption there, but to do an inquiry you should have some kind of direct evidence towards the president. We should have some clear evidence of a high crime or misdemeanor, not just assuming there may be one. I think we need to have more concrete evidence to go down. ” [The Hill, 9/12/23]

Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH): I’m “Not Seeing Facts Or Evidence At This Point” To Support An Impeachment Inquiry. 

According to Forbes, Joyce said he’s “‘not seeing facts or evidence at this point’” that would lead to an impeachment inquiry.” [Forbes, 9/11/23]

Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD): “I Have Not Seen That Evidence” To Support Impeachment.  

“There is a constitutional and legal test that you have to meet with evidence.  I have not seen that evidence.” [CNN, 9/11/23

Rep. French Hill (R-AR): I Don’t Believe House Republicans Have “Even Remotely Completed Their Work,” Shouldn’t “Prematurely” Move To Impeach Biden. 

“I don’t believe they’ve even remotely completed their work on the kind of detailed investigations and quality work that Speaker McCarthy is expecting both those committees to produce before someone goes to, you know, an impeachment activity” [“Face the Nation,” CBS, 9/10/23, VIDEO]

Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO): “Evidence Linking President Biden To A High Crime Or Misdemeanor, That Doesn’t Exist Right Now.” 

“The time for impeachment is the time when there’s evidence linking President Biden, if there’s evidence linking President Biden to a high crime or misdemeanor, that doesn’t exist right now.” [MSNBC, 9/10/23, VIDEO]

Rep. Don Bacon: “We’ve Got To Have Some Kind Of Direct Evidence”

“‘We’ve got to have some kind of direct evidence of a crime that points to the President.’” [TIME, 9/8/23]

Republican Strategist Susan Del Percio: “It’s Stupid. It’s Completely Made Up.” 

“It’s stupid. It’s completely made up. They don’t have anything. This is not about impeachment for cause. This is a political stunt. And I have a feeling it’s going to go very badly for Republicans.” [Raw Story, 9/7/23]

Rep. Ken Buck: “I’m Not Convinced That That Evidence Exists ” 

“They are looking to see if there is a connection with Joe Biden. If they reach that point, where they could find evidence of a connection, fine.. Right now, I’m not convinced that that evidence exists.” [CNN, 9/6/23, VIDEO]

 Rep. Ken Buck: “I Don’t Think That Evidence Has Been Presented.”

“All the resources … are [currently] being used to investigate whether Joe Biden received money from Hunter Biden. … I don’t think that evidence has been presented.” [NBC, 9/6/23, VIDEO]

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT): “I Haven’t Seen Any Evidence” For Impeachment. 

 When asked about House Republicans’ efforts to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Biden, Romney responded, “I haven’t seen any evidence at this stage to suggest he’s met the constitutional test for impeachment.” [HuffPost, 9/6/23]

 Senator Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV): “I Don’t Know What The Evidence Is.”

Senator Moore Capito told a reporter: “I don’t know what the evidence is.” [HuffPost, 9/6/23]

Fox News Host Steve Doocy: Comer Has “Not Been Able To Pull Together” Evidence That “Laws Were Broken.” 

“The Republicans in those districts that Joe Biden won, they’ve got to be able to say, look, I voted for it because look at this. It shows that there was corruption, actual corruption, not just bank records, but things that show that laws were broken. So far, Comer and company have not been able to put that together.” [Fox News, ‘Fox & Friends’, 9/5/23, VIDEO]

Senator Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV): I Do Not Think That There Is Enough Evidence To Impeach President Biden At The Moment

When asked if she believed there is enough evidence to impeach President Biden at the moment, Capito replied, “I do not.”  [Twitter, 9/5/23]

Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY): The Evidence Does Not “Warrant Taking It To The Next Step.” 

 “So the question to me right now is do the investigations — are they producing enough facts and evidence that warrant taking it to the next step? I don’t think it’s there at the moment, ” [Mediate, 8/9/23]

 Anonymous Republican Lawmaker: “There’s No Evidence…and They Can’t Impeach Without That Evidence.” “There’s no evidence that Joe Biden got money, or that Joe Biden, you know, agreed to do something so that Hunter could get money. There’s just no evidence of that. And they can’t impeach without that evidence. And I don’t– I don’t think the evidence exists.” [CNN, 8/28/23]

 Fox News Correspondent Gillian Turner: A Smoking Gun Hasn’t Been Produced. 

 “[D]espite nearly two years now of an investigation into the President’s son, while you have certainly unearthed a trove of evidence that the committee says proves the President’s association…there has not been produced a smoking gun – clear cut, undeniable proof of the President’s involvement with his son’s business deals…” [Fox News, 8/10/23, VIDEO]

 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reportedly said an impeachment inquiry into President Biden would “not be good for the country.” [Twitter, 7/26/23]

 Rep. Chuck Edwards (R-NC): “I Acknowledge” The Lack of Proof Implicating President Biden For “Any Wrongdoing.” 

 During an Oversight hearing in July, Edwards admitted, “I’ve heard over and over that President Biden has not been implicated or proven for any wrongdoing here, and I acknowledge that.” [C-SPAN, 7/19/23, VIDEO]

 Far-Right Commentator Sebastian Gorka: “I’m Not Impressed.” 

 “I’m not impressed with James Comer’s Biden bombshell.” [America First with Sebastian Gorka, 5/11/23, VIDEO]

Fox News Host Steve Doocy: “’You Don’t Actually Have Any Facts.” 

“I know the Republicans said that the smoking gun were these financial records that you were able to subpoena and got your hands on and your party, the Republican investigators, say that that’s proof of influence peddling by Hunter and James [Biden]. But that’s just your suggestion. You don’t actually have any facts to that point. You’ve got some circumstantial evidence. And the other thing is, of all those names, the one person who didn’t profit is that — there’s no evidence that Joe Biden did anything illegally.’” [Fox News, 5/11/23, VIDEO]