On Tuesday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced that Republicans plan to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden over his alleged involvement in his son Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings while he was vice president.
McCarthy called the inquiry a “logical next step” in order to give House committees “the full power to gather the full facts and answers for the American public.” House GOP members were reportedly holding a meeting on Thursday for key committee chairs, including House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY), to lay out their latest findings.
During Megyn’s sit down with former President Donald Trump, she asked about the impeachment inquiry news and whether he believes it is the right path for the House GOP to go down at this point in time.
Trump’s Take on the Biden Impeachment Inquiry
There has been some chatter as to whether or not a Biden impeachment could rally support behind the president, who is otherwise suffering from lagging poll numbers even among Democrats. “Some people believe this could do for him with Democrats what the indictments did for you with Republicans – rally support around him,” Megyn noted. “Do you think there’s any risk of that?”
Trump said Biden’s record speaks for itself. “Look, he’s a horrible president, and our country is going to hell,” he said. “Whether it’s impeachment or not impeachment, this man is destroying our country at the border. He’s destroying it economically.”
But he did not take a firm stance on the political prudence of the inquiry. “That’s going to be up to them whether or not they want to do it – I have no idea whether they will or not,” he added. “We do have a lot of other things [to do], but it’s quite important.”
‘They Did It to Me’
The 2024 GOP frontrunner noted that Democrats were in lockstep when they brought forth two impeachments against him. “They went out and they voted because they had the votes and, as usual, everybody votes [together] for the Democrats. It’s a little easier,” he said. “They didn’t have the Mitt Romneys of the world – and that’s really nice because now he’s not running [for re-election]… I think that’s great for the Republican Party, for the country, and for Utah.”
Trump seemed to suggest that President Biden and the Democrats brought this upon themselves through their treatment of him. “They did it to me,” he said. “Had they not done it to me… perhaps you wouldn’t have it being done to them.”
He had a similar take on the indictment process. “This is going to happen with indictments too – the fake indictments – and I think you’re gonna see as time goes by… Republicans, when they’re in power, doing it,” Trump said. “And it’s a shame when that happens. I’m not in favor of that, but that’s what’s going to happen because that’s human nature.”
When Megyn pressed if he would “turn the indictment tables on the Dems” should he be elected, Trump said his own experiences this past year have given him new perspective. “I would think about it differently [about it],” he explained. “I would have never even thought of doing it, but now you certainly have to think about it differently.”
Even so, he remained non-committal. “It doesn’t mean I’d do it,” he concluded. “Because I think it’s so bad for the country.”
You can check out Megyn’s full interview with Trump by tuning in to episode 627 on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you like to listen. And don’t forget that you can catch The Megyn Kelly Show live on SiriusXM’s Triumph (channel 111) weekdays from 12pm to 2pm ET.