This past week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated that President Joe Biden will not be impeached or forcibly removed from office in the wake of his insanely horrid job surrounding the Afghanistan troop pullout. This is in spite of the best efforts by the House Republicans attempting to start up the impeachment proceedings.
He stated that Americans should instead just hold Old Uncle Joe accountable at the “ballot box” at the 2022 midterm elections and the 2024 presidential elections.
This is just a rehash from McConnel to what has been quite obvious to most Republicans, especially given that the party controls neither the House nor the Senate at the moment. In order to successfully impeach Biden in the wake of the Afghanistan blunder, the GOP would have to set up and prep the impeachment hearings and vote on the impeachment articles within the House, which is currently under Democrat control, and would then have to win at the subsequently resulting trial within the Senate, which is currently an even 50-50 split with the tiebreaker vote being handed to Kamala Harris, the Democrat Vice President.
“Well, look the president is not going to be removed from office,” stated McConnell.
“I think the way these behaviors get adjusted in this country is at the ballot box,” he stated, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. “There isn’t going to be an impeachment.”
“His comments have come as House Republicans have been lining up to call for Biden’s impeachment – although their efforts are likely doomed in the Democratic-controlled House and would face difficult odds in the 50-50 Senate,” reported the Daily Mail.
Since Wednesday, the cries for impeachment have been steadily increasing in the wake of a report breaking that Biden spoke with Ashraf Ghani, the then-Afghan president, back in July in an attempt to urge Ghani to fix what Old Uncle Joe called a “perception problem” on the scene of world media that the Taliban was steadily gaining more and more ground in Afghanistan.
“I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things are not going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban,” stated Biden, as found in reports. “And there is a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.”
Just a couple scant weeks later, the Taliban rolled into the capital city, Kabul, and Ghani took off seemingly having abandoned his country to the Taliban.
Swathes of critics now have started to claim that Biden’s conversation with Ghani seemed to mean that he knew back in July that the Afghan army was failing to hold back the Taliban and that the capital city would be falling soon.
The administration has maintained the claim that the blitz-style invasion of the city by the Taliban was entirely unforeseeable and that the ensuing chaos to evacuate people was something that could not have stopped.
In a speech that took place this past Tuesday, Biden seemingly congratulated himself and the administration for a job well done concerning Afghanistan before attempting to throw the previous administration under the bus for the fumbled withdrawal program.