Durbin slams majority of House GOP as ‘out of control’

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Tuesday responded to the news that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is directing a House committee to launch an impeachment inquiry into the president. said the “vast majority” were “out of control”. Biden.

In an interview on CNN’s “The Lead,” Mr. Durbin slammed Mr. McCarthy’s leadership style, drawing a contrast between House Republicans and their Senate Republican colleagues, some of whom “didn’t have enough support to support their policies.” He praised him for publicly saying, “There is no evidence.” Impeachment inquiry against Biden.

“The bottom line is this: the majority [of] House Republicans are out of control. I mean, look at what’s happening in the Senate. We are on track to pass the first significant bipartisan spending bill in five years,” Durbin said.

Durbin accused McCarthy of starting the impeachment inquiry only as a “diversion” as he struggles to get his narrow House majority to agree on funding the government.

“He can’t govern. He can’t get a majority in the House of Commons to do the basics of keeping the lights on in government. So he decided to change his tune. Something else they might be able to agree on. , so let’s talk about impeachment,” Durbin said. “What a waste of time and money, and a truly reckless strategy that puts our economy at risk and hurts innocent people.”

Asked if he was uncomfortable with Hunter Biden’s business dealings and apparent use of his father’s prominent name and position to help himself professionally, Durbin said: “Yes,” he said, but quickly added that he had similar concerns about Jared Kushner’s actions under President Trump. .

“We need to establish some standards for family members. I’m not saying Hunter Biden broke any laws or that there should be any penalties attached to it, but his son “I don’t feel good about the situation if it looks like a daughter is taking advantage of her parents’ public accomplishments. Yes, it raises some questions in my mind,” Durbin said.

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