McCarthy Says He Won't Impeach Biden, Administration Officials if GOP Regains House Majority

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House Republicans have for months threatened to impeach Joe Biden and equally disastrous members of his administration for their intentional attempts to destroy America if — which is now pretty much when — the GOP retakes control of the House in the midterms, now just two weeks away.


Apparently, those threats weren’t serious. At least not in Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s case. McCarthy last Wednesday downplayed talk of impeaching Biden or officials of the disastrous administration if the GOP regains control.

Just one problem. Republican lawmakers have introduced more than a dozen impeachment resolutions targeting Biden, Kamala Harris, and controversial Cabinet members, including Attorney General Merrick Garland, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

As reported by the Washington Post, McCarthy told Punchbowl News: “I think the country doesn’t like impeachment used for political purposes at all,” and,

You watch what the Democrats. They all came out and said they would impeach before Trump was ever sworn in. There wasn’t a purpose for it. If you spent all that time arguing against using impeachment for political purposes, you gotta be able to sustain exactly what you said.

Even worse, when he was asked if anyone in the Biden administration has risen to a level that would prompt him to consider impeachment proceedings, McCarthy said: “I don’t see it before me right now.”

Wait. So stage 4 TDS-afflicted Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats impeached Donald Trump — twice — and McCarthy uses that as an excuse not to impeach Biden and any number of administration officials, beginning with Merrick Garland and Alejandro Mayorkas?


Just three weeks ago, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz put Garland and Mayorkas on notice with a blistering “grounds for impeachment” letter. And Biden? His impeachment should be a foregone conclusion if the Republicans retake the House.

Speaking of the dozen impeachment resolutions, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene wrote five of those articles of impeachment, including for “dereliction of duty in Afghanistan,” “causing a national security crisis on our Southern border,” and the administration’s extension of the eviction moratorium during the COVID pandemic.

None of Greene’s impeachment resolutions have advanced. But after what McCarthy just said, it wouldn’t seem to matter if they had.

As far as McCarthy’s “political purposes” reasoning, would he consider the impeachment of Biden for his Afghanistan debacle, including intentionally abandoning a still unknown number of American civilians behind Taliban lines, to be a “political” impeachment? Would Biden intentionally allowing more than two million illegal aliens and untold tons of shipments of deadly fentanyl to stream across the southern border be politically-motivated impeachment?


As I said at the top, Kevin McCarthy has already played his “no impeachment” card, and midterms haven’t even happened.

As noted by WaPo, Texas Senator Ted Cruz suggested during a January episode of his podcast that Republicans would impeach Biden “whether it’s justified or not.”

That’s not how impeachment is meant to work, but I think the Democrats crossed that line. I think there’ll be enormous pressure on a Republican House to begin impeachment proceedings.

Look, I love me some Cruz, but c’mon, Ted.

If the impeachment of Joe Biden isn’t beyond justifiable by now, what would it take to push the most inept president in history over the top? And Merrick Garland, of Mar-a-Lago raid “fame,” or Alejandro Mayorkas for his disastrous mismanagement of the U.S.-Mexico border; while he continues to lie that the border is “secure”? Ted, dude, again — c’mon.

As for McCarthy, the salient question is whether he will become Speaker if the Republicans retake the House in November. Trump loyalists favor Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz or Ohio’s Jim Jordan, both of whom remain card-carrying Trump loyalists. Other possibilities include Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise and New York’s Elise Stefanik. Regardless of who might emerge to challenge McCarthy, it’s likely to be pay-per-view-quality stuff to watch.


All of that said, while the much-ballyhooed “Red Wave” is far from certain, I expect the Repubs to pry the Speaker’s gavel from Nancy Pelosi’s bony death grip. Then there’s the Senate, which could be a toss-up, and finally, the biggest prize of all in 2024, which should pretty much be a sure thing — unless Republican voters manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory with a boneheaded move.

Meanwhile, cluelessly destructive Joe Biden must be stopped.



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