Fox News host Steve Doocy has raised doubts about the potential success of the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, just moments after breaking news about the subject based on information from his contacts in the Republican Congressional caucus.
Earlier this week, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy made headlines by stating that his party's investigation into the president and his family "is rising to the level of impeachment inquiry."
On a recent episode of Fox & Friends, Doocy provided some insider information, revealing that he had heard from members of Congress that impeachment is indeed being considered. However, he then went on to cast doubt on the inquiry's prospects for success.
You can hear what Doocy said in the video below.
"We've seen this movie a couple of times before. First step. Impeachment inquiry. Almost always it leads to an impeachment."
"I’ve heard from members of Congress on the Republican side, they are going to, they’re going to do the I-word of Joe Biden. That guy right there. Didn’t look too happy in that picture. And they’re going to use the 1023 form as the basis for everything."
"Here’s the problem, and we’ll talk to Miranda Devine about this here in about a half an hour: It's [that] the 1023 form makes a damning case against the Bidens, but it’s completely unverified."
"And in fact, there are certain critical parts of the story that have been refuted by the people in the story! So so it’s problematic. But and so that’s why Kevin McCarthy says we need other stuff, more documents."
Many have offered their own criticisms of the GOP's effort to impeach Biden.
The skepticism is based on concerns regarding the reliability of the information contained in a 1023 form, which documents unverified claims made by a third party to an informant who then relayed them to an FBI agent.
Several Republicans, including those involved in the probe, have questioned the credibility of this information, leading to uncertainty about the viability of the impeachment effort.
In response to McCarthy's remarks, White House spokesman for investigations, Ian Sams, took to Twitter to criticize the focus of the House GOP. Sams argued that instead of addressing pressing issues such as inflation and job creation, the Republicans appear eager to prioritize their pursuit of the president, "regardless of the truth."
As the impeachment inquiry unfolds, it remains to be seen how the situation will develop and whether the doubts raised by Doocy and others will impact the proceedings.
McCarthy has made his strongest statement to date regarding the possibility of a Biden impeachment, following previous attempts by House conservatives to initiate such an inquiry.
Facing pressure from former President Donald Trump's allies to prioritize their agenda, McCarthy, who has not yet endorsed Trump or any other Republican candidate, must navigate the delicate balance within his party.
During a recent Fox News town hall, Trump himself questioned why Biden has not faced impeachment.
However, McCarthy has not indicated any immediate plans for launching an impeachment inquiry, and he has not discussed the matter with Trump. Additionally, he denied rumors about considering House votes to expunge Trump's impeachments as a show of support.
While McCarthy leads a party with a narrow majority in the House, he has not disclosed his timeline for any potential impeachment proceedings against Biden. Furthermore, he has refrained from endorsing a presidential candidate, leaving his stance on the matter uncertain.