Really? For what?
Courtesy of Bloomberg:
Iowa Senator Joni Ernst warned Sunday that Republicans could immediately push to impeach Joe Biden over his work in Ukraine as vice president if he wins the White House.
“I think this door of impeachable whatever has been opened,” Ernst said in an interview with Bloomberg News. “Joe Biden should be very careful what he’s asking for because, you know, we can have a situation where if it should ever be President Biden, that immediately, people, right the day after he would be elected would be saying, ‘Well, we’re going to impeach him.’”
The grounds for impeachment, the first-term Republican said, would be “for being assigned to take on Ukrainian corruption yet turning a blind eye to Burisma because his son was on the board making over a million dollars a year.”
President Barack Obama sent Biden to Ukraine on his behalf to fight corruption, including leading the push from the U.S. and western European powers to remove prosecutor general Viktor Shokin from office. When Shokin was fired in 2016, no congressional Republicans expressed concern about the move. Eventually, though, Shokin began to argue that he was fired because he was investigating Burisma and Biden wanted to protect his son, Hunter, who was on the company’s board. The claim has been debunked.
Biden told a Sinclair news reporter in Iowa that her words reinforced his argument that Trump’s interest in Ukraine was meant to damage his candidacy.
“Doesn’t that make the case I’m making that from the very beginning that this was all about not wanting to run against me?” he said.
So here is my question, how do you impeach a president “immediately” before he has actually done anything as president?
I mean in the case of Trump the first calls for impeachment had to do with his acceptance of help from the Kremlin, his misuse of campaign funds, and his constant lying.
But barring all of that on what basis do you “immediately” call for impeachment?
However having said that I know that Ernst is actually quite correct, the Republicans WILL attempt to impeach Joe Biden if he wins the election.
In fact I am confident that they will try to impeach ANY of the current candidates if they emerge victorious in November.
I believe that is now baked into the process.
The first reason is to undermine the historial gravity of the impeachemnt process, thereby partially removing the stain on Trump’s presidency.
But the second reason is purely to punish the Democrats for daring to present evidence which convinced a majority of the country that Donald Trump deserved to be impeached and removed from office.
That, by the way, is yet another reason why Democrats need to hold onto the House and take back the Senate in 2020.
Just in case you needed another reason.