The brand, spanking new Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mike Johnson, is making a huge splash in his inaugural days on the job. He began by calling for a five day recess, presumably because the three week long humiliating and chaotic fiasco that preceded his elevation to Speaker wasn’t enough wasted time.
Johnson’s fanatical right-wing views are getting some attention now that the extended melodrama of the Speaker’s election is past. He is an ardent election denier and an architect of the fraud that Donald Trump and others have been indicted for. He is an advocate of banning abortion without exemptions. He’s opposed to LGBTQ rights and gay marriage. He wants to cut or curtail Social Security and Medicare. His platform would actually make a darn good campaign ad for Democrats. And Fox News has already produced it for them.
When Speaker Johnson finally gavels Congress back into session next week, it is certain that the issues on his agenda will reflect his radical political views rather than the best interests of the American people. For example, among the top topics that Johnson cited in his recent and squishy interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News was the purely partisan smear campaign against President Biden that Republicans call an “impeachment inquiry.” Despite pretending that he intends “to follow the truth where it leads and engage in due process,” Johnson told Hannity that…
“It’s a real problem. That’s the reason that we shifted into the impeachment inquiry stage on the President himself. Because if, in fact, all the evidence leads to where we believe it will, that’s very likely impeachable offenses. You know that’s listed as a cause for impeachment in the Constitution. You know, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors. Bribery is listed there, and it looks and smells a lot like that.”
GOP House Speaker Mike Johnson has already concluded that President Biden should be impeached, even though there is no evidence of any wrongdoing.pic.twitter.com/X60XkBSutw
— News Corpse (@NewsCorpse) October 27, 2023
So Johnson admits that he has already concluded that the “evidence” will lead to “impeachable offenses.” Never mind that there is literally zero evidence of any wrongdoing associated with President Biden. Johnson also admits that his GOP colleagues “are getting anxious and they’re getting restless and they just want somebody to be impeached.” And it is that anxiety and restlessness that is driving the irrational and biased probes of Biden, not any legal justification or production of proof.
If Johnson really cared about the rule of law, as he claims, he would be impaneling a committee to investigate Donald Trump’s provably unlawful conduct, along with that of his family who have received billions from foreign oligarchs. Instead, Johnson and his lackeys are struggling to fabricate scandals where none exist.
However, their efforts just keep backfiring on them. Republican Oversight Committee chair, James Comer, has effectively conceded that his hearings have flopped and, rather than incriminating Biden, they have actually exonerated him.
Consequently, Comer is now suggesting that he will stop holding his phony public hearings, but will conduct depositions in private. As reported in the Washington Post…
“Comer and his colleagues, including House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) have repeatedly presented new allegations as proof of Biden’s wrongdoing — only to have them slowly be revealed as incomplete, misleading or unimportant.” […]
“’I don’t know that I want to hold any more hearings, to be honest with you,’ Comer said while speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill last week. He complained that it was hard to keep members present for hours on end, given that so many had other commitments. Instead, he said, he preferred depositions, which ‘you can do more with.'”
Comer is correct in saying that by retreating to the back rooms of Congress he “can do more.” He can do more cherry-picking of out-of-context testimony. He can do more misleading interpretations of what witnesses say. And he can do more outright lying to defame Biden and poison the public discourse.
What he can’t do more of is present any actual evidence of impeachable offenses. But that’s only because there isn’t any. Unfortunately, that won’t stop Comer, or Johnson, or the rest of the dishonest Republican machine from slandering Biden and other Democrats. It’s really all they know how to do.
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