Many of you are wondering where the impeachment of Joe Biden stands and with good reason. The one way that Democrats are more effective than Republicans is solidarity.
In the two House impeachment votes, there was never any doubt how the vote would turn out. In the second one, several Republicans joined the Democrats in voting for impeachment.
The majority of those Republicans are no longer in Congress. Liz Cheney lost by the largest margin ever for an incumbent candidate.
A report published this week by POLITICO quoted multiple GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee who will be leading the charge towards impeachment shows that they favor an early 2024 impeachment date.
Many other members of the House agree. If they wait until later in the year Biden and the seven little Democratic dwarfs will try to pass it off as strictly politically motivated.
But, keep this in mind that the impeachment vote could fail because enough RINOs AKA Democratic tools will vote against it, unless their polling numbers are too bad.
Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA), a member of the Judiciary Committee, told Politico:
“We understand that the further you go toward an election, the more politicized these conversations become. That’s why it’s all the more important for us to begin to take action sooner rather than later.”
Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC), another member of that panel, added:
“I think it needs to move with alacrity. I’ve always felt that we should be able to move faster. … But I do anticipate that it comes to Judiciary soon.”
The report also noted that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, predicted :
“We can decide on whether or not there’s articles” after completing a series of depositions that lawmakers hope to complete in the coming weeks.”
House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) announced last week that he received a briefing from Comer and the other impeachment leaders:
“At this stage, our impeachment inquiry has already shown the corrupt conduct of the president’s family and that he and White House officials have repeatedly lied about his knowledge and involvement in his family’s business activities.”
“It has also exposed the tens of millions of dollars from foreign adversaries being paid to shell companies controlled by the president’s son, brother and their business associates. Now, the appropriate step is to place key witnesses under oath and question them under the penalty of perjury, to fill gaps in the record. I commend the good work of Chairmen Comer, Jordan, and Smith. As we move forward toward an inflection point in this critical investigation, they have my full and unwavering support.”
Though some GOP members want quick action, the POLITICO report said centrist Republicans do not want a vote on impeachment articles without a “smoking gun.” A handful of GOP defectors could prove fatal to any impeachment articles, which require a simple majority to pass. The House is narrowly controlled by Republicans, and Democrats are almost certain to vote in a bloc against any articles brought forward.
Then there are outside factors that could significantly affect the timeline of events, such as new deadlines in January and February to avert a government shutdown after the passage of another short-term spending bill.
Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) — who is leading the impeachment inquiry with the help of Jordan and Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) — announced a wave of subpoenas and transcribed interview requests this month. Among the subpoena targets were Hunter Biden and the president’s brother, James Biden.