House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s launch of the Biden impeachment inquiry has been met with criticism from both sides of the aisle. Although the inquiry is framed as an investigation into Biden’s role in the Ukrainian scandal, many view it as a political maneuver designed to distract from President Donald Trump’s own troubles. Furthermore, the probe lacks the structure and criteria needed to make it a serious inquiry. Additionally, even if the inquiry does reach a conclusion, it is unclear what action can be taken because Democrats hold a majority in the House of Representatives. As such, McCarthy’s launch of the Biden impeachment inquiry has been viewed as a rushed and shallow effort that is more likely to generate headlines than produce meaningful results.