Finally, a Legitimate Impeachment Inquiry
The evidence suggests Joe Biden committed impeachable offenses, but politics will certainly save him.
Impeachment is by definition a political solution to a political problem. The Founders installed the mechanism in our Constitution before political parties were a thing, but they did so with deliberately vague language left to be interpreted by Congress: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
Joe Biden perhaps took bribes as part of an influence-peddling operation via his son Hunter Biden. Obviously, we’ve been covering that corruption for some time now, but House Republicans yesterday officially launched an impeachment inquiry to ratchet up their own investigation into what we’ve called the Biden Crime Family.
“These are allegations of abuse of power, obstruction and corruption,” said House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. “They warrant further investigation by the House of Representatives. That’s why today I am directing our House committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.”
The real problem for Republicans is that Democrats grossly debased the impeachment process with their absurd witch hunt of Donald Trump. After spending years on the Russia hoax, Democrats impeached Trump for a phone call with Ukraine in which they claim he tried working out a quid pro quo for dirt on Biden — who just happened to confess on video to using U.S. aid money as leverage to fire a Ukrainian prosecutor, almost certainly for getting too close to the company Biden’s son worked for.
Based on evidence obtained by the FBI, the Bidens were allegedly paid $10 million for that quid pro quo. Through a series of shell companies, the Biden family raked in at least $20 million for other undefined services — House Republicans already have evidence of that. And as political analyst Dan McLaughlin argues, “There is hardly anything that would have alarmed the Founders more than the prospect of the president being compromised by payoffs from foreign governments.”
Unfortunately, Democrat debasement continued with the second Trump impeachment, though that one doesn’t have anything to do with what Biden actually did.
Now, they’ll debase this process. Note we used the words “absurd witch hunt” above. Well, here’s Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer: “I think the impeachment inquiry is absurd. The American people want us to do something that will make their lives better, not go off on these chases and witch hunts.”
SEN. SCHUMER: “I think the impeachment inquiry is absurd. The American people want us to do something that will make their lives better — not go off on these chases and witch hunts!” pic.twitter.com/pnSxIsTJ1i— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 12, 2023
We’d call it a hilarious lack of self-awareness, but Schumer’s no rube; he knows what he’s doing. The Democrats’ best hope is to treat any impeachment inquiry of Biden as being as irredeemably political as their own efforts against Trump.
Unlike Trump, however, Biden has a stout circle of wagons to protect him. Clearly, Schumer’s Senate would never convict Biden, no matter the evidence, even if McCarthy’s slim majority in the House were to end up voting to impeach. But the Senate didn’t convict Trump either, despite a few Republicans breaking ranks the second time.
No, the real wagons circling for Biden are sweetheart Special Counsel David Weiss and the Leftmedia. Weiss has spent years dragging his feet on investigating the Bidens and he can still hamper Republicans, while the Leftmedia worked in concert with social media to suppress information about Biden’s corruption before the 2020 election.
Just stop and think for a minute: If journalists had committed actual journalism instead of censorship before the 2020 election, Trump probably would have won. That would mean no January 6 or second impeachment. It would mean no dementia-addled Biden causing all manner of chaos around the globe and even defiling 9/11. It would mean no impeachment inquiry of a corrupt old swamp dweller because he’d still be in his Delaware basement ignoring his seventh grandchild. It would mean Biden couldn’t have ignited the inflation fire, saving American workers and their hard-earned wages.
Real journalism could’ve spared the American people an awful lot of trouble if only journalists were interested in doing it.
Democrats know they have an incredibly valuable political action committee in the media. That’s why the White House drafted a letter to major outlets asking them to “ramp up their scrutiny” of Republicans “for opening an impeachment inquiry based on lies.” The letter is unnecessary; “reporters” know what to do without it.
So, here we are, staring down another hyper-partisan impeachment process. The facts will be obscured by the same old red vs. blue grudge match. Republicans may regret this when, like voters rallying around Trump because of his indictments, others rally around Biden because of impeachment.
At the same time, McCarthy said, “House Republicans have uncovered serious, credible, allegations into President Biden’s conduct.” That is true, and there’s a mechanism for dealing with that conduct.
Exit question: Will this somehow become the off ramp for Biden to step aside either voluntarily or by DNC demand in 2024?
Maybe Biden will say he’s “protecting” his family from being dragged through more mud. Maybe Democrats will want a more credible candidate. We’ve already said he won’t be the nominee, so now Democrats just have to figure out a way around Biden’s ultimate impeachment insurance: Kamala Harris.
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