The impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden will likely extend into next year, coinciding with Biden’s re-election campaign, according to Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH).

Speaking to Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo about the ongoing investigation, the House Republican leader said, “I believe we will get the depositions and the interviews done in this calendar year and then make a decision early next year whether … the actual evidence warrants going to articles of impeachment and moving to that stage of the investigation.” 

He then went on to emphasize that the focus for this year, particularly in November and December, will be on deposing individuals crucial to the investigation.

The impeachment inquiry was formally launched in mid-September, aiming to investigate whether the Biden family’s business practices have given rise to corruption within the government. Biden continues to vehemently deny any wrongdoing, with him and his supporters attributing the inquiry to political motives.

Initially, former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) placed House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) in charge of the inquiry, with Jordan providing assistance alongside Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO). Comer recently appeared on Bartiromo’s show, asserting that Biden should be impeached but underscoring that the final decision rests with the speaker.

While new Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA), who succeeded McCarthy as speaker, has taken a cautious approach, stating that he will not predetermine the outcome, he has said that a decision is approaching.

When asked last week if the House has enough evidence for an article of impeachment against Biden, he responded, “As we stand here today, I’m not predetermined that, but I do believe that very soon we are coming to a point of decision on it.”