Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) fired back Wednesday at CNN’s Manu Raju who appeared to scrutinize the House Speaker’s decision to move forward with an impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden without a vote on the House floor.
On Tuesday, the speaker announced that House committees would formally open an impeachment inquiry into the president over his family’s foreign business dealings.
McCarthy, however, told Breitbart 12 days ago in an interview that he would hold a vote on the House floor regarding an impeachment inquiry and “not through a declaration by one person.”
“You told Breitbart 12 days ago you had the votes. What changed?” Manu Raju asked McCarthy.
McCarthy defended his position, referring to former Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s decision to move forward with an impeachment inquiry of former President Donald Trump on Sept. 24, 2019.
“Nancy Pelosi changed the precedent of this House on September 24. It was withheld and good enough for every single Democrat here. It was good enough for the judge,” the House speaker fired back. “Why does it have to be different today?”
McCarthy’s full remarks are below:
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