White House slams GOP for sched­ul­ing Biden impeach­ment hear­ing ahead of gov­ern­ment shut­down

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The White House crit­i­cized House Over­sight Chair­man James Com­er (R‑KY) for sched­ul­ing an impeach­ment hear­ing of Pres­i­dent Joe Biden ahead of a loom­ing gov­ern­ment shut­down.
White House spokesman Ian Sams said in a state­ment Tues­day that the deci­sion to sched­ule an impeach­ment hear­ing on Sept. 28, just two days before the dead­line to fund the gov­ern­ment for the com­ing fis­cal year, is an effort to “dis­tract from their own chaot­ic inabil­i­ty to gov­ern and the impacts of it on the coun­try.”
“Stag­ing a polit­i­cal stunt hear­ing in the wan­ing days before they may shut down the gov­ern­ment reveals their true pri­or­i­ties: To them, base­less per­son­al attacks on Pres­i­dent Biden are more impor­tant than pre­vent­ing a gov­ern­ment shut­down and the pain it would inflict on Amer­i­can fam­i­lies,” Sams wrote.
“Their shut­down would hurt our econ­o­my and nation­al secu­ri­ty, fur­lough thou­sands of fed­er­al work­ers, and jeop­ar­dize every­thing from troop pay to dis­as­ter relief to efforts to fight fen­tanyl,” he con­tin­ued. “They are clear­ly hop­ing they can use their base­less, evi­dence-free impeach­ment stunt to try to divert atten­tion away from the con­se­quences of their extreme agen­da, includ­ing their cur­rent fund­ing pro­pos­al to slash tens of thou­sands of preschool slots nation­wide …