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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy backs Biden impeachment inquiry

US lawmaker heads towards precarious vote for House speaker
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The Republican speaker of the US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, bowed to pressure from his party’s hard right Tuesday and gave the go-ahead for an impeachment investigation into President Joe Biden.

“I am directing our House committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry,” he said, saying the Democratic president lied to the American people about his son Hunter’s foreign business dealings.

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