Democratic President Joe Biden on Wednesday accused Republicans of seeking to impeach him in the Senate for trying to paralyze the US government, hours after the White House slammed opposition plans to investigate him.

The press representative of the US presidency, Karin Jean-Pierre, called the project a “political stunt”, pointing out that no evidence has been presented against the head of state in the context of his investigation into the business dealings of his son, Hunter Biden.

The investigation will focus on whether and to what extent the president benefited from his son’s dealings.

Mr. Biden pointed out that when Marjorie Taylor Green, a far-right Republican lawmaker and staunch ally of former President Donald Trump, took office in Congress, she said the first thing she wanted to do was impeach him. the office.

“I don’t know exactly why, but they just knew they wanted to fire me,” the US president said during a fund-raising event in Virginia. “Now, as far as I understand, they want to put me on trial and fire me because they want to paralyze the government.”

He added that he does not pay much attention to the investigation. “I wake up every day, and I’m not kidding, not focusing on my impeachment process and eventual termination. I have a job to do,” he said.

The White House accuses Mrs. Taylor Green of pressuring House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican in Washington, to order the investigation process to begin.

Mr. McCarthy’s move raises the curtain on months of House hearings that could sideline the legislative work and efforts to avoid the risk of budget paralysis, the much-discussed shutdown, in the middle of the election campaign until the November elections. 2024, in which Mr. Trump hopes to avenge his defeat in 2020, to “recapture” the White House, as he puts it.

White House spokeswoman Jean-Pierre spoke of an “illegal” way to conduct an election campaign, of an investigation aimed at “delivering a political blow to the president” and not ascertaining “the truth.” Republicans haven’t presented proof that President Biden did anything illegal “because he didn’t do anything,” he insisted.