Eight months into the Republican’s razor thin majority in the House of Representatives, GOP Speaker Kevin McCarthy has fulfilled his mission to upend democracy by calling for an entirely unwarranted impeachment inquiry of President Biden.
Never mind that in the prior eight months, the Republicans have failed utterly to produce a shred of evidence of any wrongdoing by Biden. It’s not for lack of trying. The GOP has held dozens of hearings in the Oversight Committee, the Judiciary Committee, and in McCarthy’s spanking new “Weaponization of Government” Committee, whose title perfectly describes what Republicans are trying to do.
In McCarthy’s address to the nation announcing the impeachment inquiry (video below), he outlined what he called “allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption [that] warrant further investigation by the House of Representatives.” However, each of the allegations he cited were made by ultra-partisan Republicans with no factual basis to back them up. In some cases they were flagrant lies and deliberate distortions of testimony given under oath by witnesses who actually affirmed that Biden had not done anything remotely illegal or even unethical. McCarthy then revealed that his inquiries…
“…would be led by Chairman James Comer of the Committee on Oversight, in coordination with Chairman Jim Jordan for Judiciary Committee, and Chairman Jason Smith on Ways and Means.”
Comer and Jordan are the very same GOP Clown Caucus leaders whose months of hysterical harassment has produced nothing but humiliation for the anti-democratic Republicans trying to impugn Biden. In the meantime, the GOP has neglected their duties to the American people. They haven’t passed a single bill of any importance, including the critical appropriations bills necessary to keep the government running. That will hamstring everything from Social Security to the military.
For the record, McCarthy’s rush to conduct a staged inquiry is a breach of his own promise to hold a vote on whether or not proceed with one. But he is being pressured by the fringiest faction of his party, including Trump, who has resorted to overt insults and threats. Less than two weeks ago McCarthy said that…
“To open an impeachment inquiry is a serious matter, and House Republicans would not take it lightly or use it for political purposes. The American people deserve to be heard on this matter through their elected representatives. That’s why, 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.”
And now McCarthy has ordered an inquiry “through a declaration by one person.” What makes this even worse is that McCarthy was appalled when former Speaker Nancy Pelosi floated the idea of an impeachment inquiry for Donald Trump. In response McCarthy complained that such an inquiry must not be made “by a unilateral decree of the Speaker.” He chastised Pelosi for “refus[ing] to seek approval of the whole House in this critical decision — as is longstanding practice of this body.”
Pelosi, however, did eventually bring the matter to a vote and it was agreed to by a majority of House members. McCarthy is unwilling to take that step that he was so adamantly in favor of because he knows that he doesn’t have the votes in his own caucus to get it passed. He is only making this unilateral move to conduct an inquiry because he is scared of his own party members – and as it turns out, even Trump – who are threatening his speakership post.
Consequently, we are stuck with his bogus inquiry whose only purpose is to stain Biden and the Democrats prior to the election next year. They’ll be disappointed when they learn that their impeachment attempt will fail and that such measures almost always hurt the party that engages in them.
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I am directing our House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. Over the past several months, House Republicans have uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct—a culture of corruption. https://t.co/3uoDlUB3Sy
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) September 12, 2023
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