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WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — Congress could launch an “impeachment inquiry” into President Joe Biden’s business dealings and his “weaponization of  government,” according to Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy.

Speaker McCarthy’s comments on Fox News represent a significant step in efforts to impeach Biden. McCarthy killed a vote on the issue just last month.

The announcement comes after testimony last week from two Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblowers who alleged that investigations into Hunter Biden’s business dealings were “slow-walked” and obstructed, according to IRS Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley.

“I have witnessed the corrosion of ethical standards and the abuse of power that threaten our nation,” IRS Special Agent Joseph Ziegler testified.

“We’ve only followed where the information has taken us,” McCarthy told Sean Hannity on Fox News Monday night. He said that the alleged corruption “is rising to the level of impeachment inquiry, which provides Congress the strongest power to get the rest of the knowledge and information needed.”

“Because this president has also used something we have not seen since Richard Nixon: Use the weaponization of government to benefit his family and deny Congress the ability to have the oversight,” McCarthy said.

“I believe we will follow this all the way to the end and this is going to rise to an impeachment inquiry the way the Constitution tells us to do it,” he added.

Hunter pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor tax charges related to his failure to file and pay about $1.2 million in taxes on time in 2017 and 2018, as previously reported by LifeSiteNews. The deal reportedly will allow him to avoid a felony gun charge.

President Biden has repeatedly denied involvement with his son’s business dealings, which included a $8,300 per month consulting fee with Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma, despite Hunter not speaking Ukrainian and not having any particular expertise in the energy industry.

READ: Jack Maxey explains CIA connection to Hunter Biden, Metabiota and Wuhan lab

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley also recently released an unclassified FBI document attesting that the president and his son were engaged in a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving Burisma.

A former business partner to the president’s son, Devon Archer, stated that Hunter “would dial in his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, on speakerphone into meetings with his overseas business partners,” according to the New York Post.

Archer is expected to testify in front of the House Oversight Committee this week. Committee Chairman James Comer, a Kentucky Republican, said Biden “lied to the American people when he said he knew nothing about his son’s business dealings.”

“Evidence continues to be revealed that Joe Biden was very much involved in his family’s corrupt influence peddling schemes and he likely benefited financially,” Comer told the media. “This includes deals with a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch and a CCP-linked energy company that generated millions for the Bidens and undermined American interests.”

“It certainly appears that Joe Biden and his family put themselves first and Americans last, but corporate media and the Justice Department continue to cover up for the Bidens,” Comer alleged. “The Oversight Committee will continue to follow the facts to provide the transparency and accountability that the American people demand and deserve. We look forward to speaking soon with Devon Archer about Joe Biden’s involvement in his family’s business affairs.”

The White House has dismissed attempts to impeach Biden.

“Instead of focusing on the real issues Americans want us to address like continuing to lower inflation or create jobs, this is what the @HouseGOP wants to prioritize,” a Biden spokesman tweeted. “Their eagerness to go after @POTUS regardless of the truth is seemingly bottomless.”

While the Department of Justice gave a “sweetheart deal” to Hunter, Biden’s DOJ has turned its sights repeatedly on law-abiding pro-lifers, conservatives and Christians. For example, Attorney General Merrick Garland previously ordered federal law enforcement to closely surveil parents and other citizens who spoke out at school board meetings against COVID policies and certain kinds of racial and sexual instruction in the classroom.

The Richmond Federal Bureau of Investigation office also wrote a security memo that suggested spying on Latin Mass churches. The top attorney for the Richmond FBI office signed off on the memo, which cited the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center and an Atlantic article about the rosary being a “weapon” as two of the sources to justify its claims.

The DOJ also used the rarely-enforced Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act to charge two pro-life dads in separate cases. In both situations, the DOJ used morning armed raids on the homes of the peaceful Catholics. So far, the DOJ has already lost one case, Mark Houck’s.