“Any piece of evidence, right or wrong, I want the American people to see all of it, whether it backs us up or not,” she said.
“But isn’t it supposed to be the evidence that leads you to pursue impeachment? An impeachment inquiry?” Collins asked.
“Well that’s what the inquiry is for, is to get more evidence,” Mace replied.
The Republican-led House Oversight and Accountability Committee has been investigating Biden for months, looking to substantiate allegations he engaged in corruption and bribery linked to his son Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals.
They have not yet produced evidence indicating wrongdoing by Joe Biden.
Some far-right House Republicans are threatening to force a government shutdown unless an impeachment inquiry is opened, despite objections from within their own ranks and skepticism from Senate Republicans that there’s not enough evidence to move forward.
On Monday, Rep. Jamie Raskin (Md.), the top Democrat on the oversight committee, released a report on the committee’s findings, arguing that they had come up empty and in fact “conclusively disproven the Republican allegations against President Biden.”
He portrayed the investigation as an attempt by Donald Trump sycophants to seek revenge for the twice-impeached former president and establish a “false moral equivalency” between Trump and Biden.
Mace was criticized online as viewers pointed out there should be evidence to justify opening another inquiry, not the other way around.
Translation: We’ll find the evidence we need to impeach Biden by impeaching him. https://t.co/A1ZoZscGBm
— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) September 12, 2023
The lack of understanding on congressional authorities by congressional representatives is astounding.
Plus… impeachment proceedings without any proof or other data/evidence is simply dangerous precedent-setting bullshit—and sweet nectar to performative junkies like Nancy Mace. https://t.co/iTdwbe6g8J
— Denver Riggleman (@RepRiggleman) September 12, 2023
— ⓘ 𝕏publican f*ckery detected (@adelpreore) September 12, 2023
But why would you open an inquiry if you've looked and can't find any evidence?
We should open an inquiry into whether Nancy Mace is embezzling government funds just to see if we can find any evidence. https://t.co/16kGrMSsWH
— Khashoggi’s Ghost 🇺🇦🌻 (@UROCKlive1) September 12, 2023
— Marcus Baram (@mbaram) September 12, 2023
Extremist radical Nancy Mace admits their impeachment inquiry is a fishing expedition. https://t.co/GRPrnMP6NY
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) September 12, 2023
We don’t have anything yet, but once we start impeachment that might help us find something. https://t.co/22DMMS3E1o
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) September 12, 2023