House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has been toying with the idea of an impeachment/impeachment inquiry since July.
But there are 18 House Republicans vulnerable in their Biden districts, and now at least some of them are saying there is not enough evidence to impeach the sitting president.
Impeachment should not be political by any stretch. We’ve seen what happens when Congress acts in a political matter — it does not serve the interests of the American people in any way. So the question to me right now is do the investigations — are they producing enough facts and evidence that warrant taking it to the next step? I don’t think it’s there at the moment, but these committees are doing their job.Mike Lawler (R-NY), Mediaite
Pennsylvania Republican Brian Fitzpatrick said, “We’ve got to get back to a point where impeachment is what it was intended to be. I feel like, you know, both in the last cycle and in this cycle, we’re converting into essentially a vote of no confidence in the British Parliament. And I don’t want to see our country go down that path.”
Other Republicans seemingly hesitant to pursue a presidential impeachment include Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE), Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA), and Rep. Marc Molinaro (R-NY). It would only take five Republicans to derail a vote to impeach — and the six named here are just the ones who were willing to say so on the record.
Jim Comer released exciting new bank records today that were supposed to show bribery schemes that paid the Biden family millions of dollars coming from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine.
PSYCH!! — not.
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