Will the GOP Impeach Joe Biden? They Should: Elected Republicans are the most skittish group of powerful people imaginable. Here they have one half of one of the three branches of the federal government, and they are afraid to use whatever power they have against their political foes.
In this case, despite all their perpetual talk about the corruption of President Joe Biden and his wayward son, Hunter; irrespective of the veritable smorgasbord of damning evidence they’ve compiled after years of investigations into the Biden Family, the leadership of the House Republicans acts as though they don’t have enough to impeach President Joe Biden.
Hilariously, when the political shoe was on the other foot, with the Democrats not having the relevant power that they needed to successfully impeach—and remove—then-President Donald J. Trump, that never stopped the Democrats.
Republicans Act Like Beautiful Losers
That’s because the Democrats have gumption, whereas the Republicans are perennially afraid of making mistakes.
The House GOP is very much like US Army General George McClellan during the Civil War.
Like the Republicans, McClellan was a skilled organizer who understood the dynamics of power and strategy.
Yet, despite having been given a mandate by his leader, Abraham Lincoln, and having all the resources he needed to hit his Confederate foes, McClellan was afraid to directly engage the Southern forces.
This dragged out the Civil War and gave the South a number of opportunities to score critical victories over the Union, despite their fewer numbers and lesser resources.
Under House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the Republicans are behaving similarly. While it was annoying in the beginning of McCarthy’s term, it has now become unbearable. Especially because, again, we all know that the Democrats would not hesitate to impeach a Republican president with far less evidence of wrongdoing.
McCarthy idiotically insists that it’s still premature to impeach Joe Biden.
All the Evidence Against Hunter Biden
He makes such statements, even after the Republican-led House Oversight Committee recently received the sworn testimony of two senior IRS whistleblowers alleging that the Department of Justice (DOJ) purposely slow-walked their investigation into Hunter Biden’s finances out of fear that they’d be forced to also investigate Joe Biden’s finances.
McCarthy pretends like his investigators in the House have not received sworn testimony from one of Hunter Biden’s closest business associates, Devon Archer, who admitted under oath that then-Vice-President Joe Biden was intimately involved with Hunter Biden’s allegedly illicit international influence-peddling scheme from the outset of Hunter Biden’s efforts.
The House Republicans have collected reams of evidence showing that Hunter Biden was the front man for a much larger potentially criminal enterprise involving the entire Biden Family. The Republicans have discovered evidence linking Hunter Biden’s business with state-owned businesses run by members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The House investigators have already proven that every member of the Biden Family received huge payouts from Hunter Biden’s firm after his firm, Rosemont-Seneca Partners, was paid by those CCP businesses.
Furthermore, a series of text messages between Hunter Biden and a Chinese businessman with strong ties to the upper echelons of the CCP was uncovered and put into the record showing Hunter threatening the Chinese businessman with political reprisals unless the businessman paid Hunter Biden an exorbitant amount of money.
The specific threat entailed Hunter texting the Chinese businessman that he was sitting next to his father, Joe Biden, and relaying the threats from his father to the Chinese businessman by text. At the very least, the evidence the House GOP has amassed thus far means that an impeachment inquiry must be initiated with due haste.
Accepting an Impeachment Inquiry
An impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden is still undesirable, as that should have happened earlier in the Spring. We should be onto a full-blown impeachment by now. But, I’ll take an impeachment inquiry, so long as it begins no later than the next month.
Impeaching Biden, much as the Democrats showed by impeaching Trump on inflated charges in 2019, may not lead to Biden’s removal from office (that requires a majority in the Senate that the Republicans simply lack). But, as the Democrats proved in 2019, an impeachment will galvanize their base going into a contentious presidential election.
That, more than anything, is needed for the GOP to have a shot at winning—especially if the deeply unpopular Donald J. Trump is the Republican nominee yet again (that remains to be seen, as the GOP Primary is just getting started).
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert occasionally serves as a Subject Matter Expert for various organizations, including the Department of Defense. He can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.
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