It's kinda more relevant that he said a few weeks ago that he wouldn't do it.
To enlarge on that
Earlier this month, the speaker told Breitbart News, “If we move forward with an impeachment inquiry, it would occur through a vote on the floor of the People’s House and not through a declaration by one person,” but backtracked on Tuesday, making no mention of holding a vote to start the investigation.
The other thing is this key witness Devon Archer who gave testimony a month or two back which the Rs said would destroy Biden. Another example - as I said in the Trump thread - of MAGA Rs spouting consistent lies which the base believe but which I think backfire when reality falls far short. In this case the lead investigator clearly realized what a damp squib it would be and didn't bother to turn up...
Republicans insist that Joe Biden illicitly profited from his son’s business dealings overseas, but have yet to turn up proof. In July, Hunter Biden’s former business partner Devon Archer spoke behind closed doors to the House oversight committee, and said the younger Biden would sometimes put his father on speakerphone during meetings. But the former vice-president “never once spoke about any business dealings”, Archer said, adding that he felt Hunter was trying to create an “illusion of access” to his fatheras he pursued deals in Ukraine.
Seeing as Archer said the exact opposite of what they had promised that may have been a wise decision.