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White House Responds to Impeachment Inquiry in Absurd Way

On Tuesday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy finally launched a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

Judging by their initial response, Democrats appear determined to exploit what they perceive as wavering in Republican ranks.

In fact, White House spokesman Ian Sams noted that thus far the waverers have included none other than McCarthy himself.

“Maybe someone should ask him: Prior to the midterms, you said ‘the country doesn’t like impeachment used for political purposes’ but now you’re doing just that, as Gaetz threatens your speakership and MTG says she’ll shutdown the government unless you do impeachment What gives?” Sams posted on Tuesday.

Sams’ tweet included a Washington Post headline from October 2022: “McCarthy Downplays Prospect of Impeaching Biden if GOP wins House.”

An hour later, after McCarthy announced the impeachment inquiry, Sams resumed his social-media offensive.

“House Republicans have been investigating the President for 9 months, and they’ve turned up no evidence of wrongdoing. His own GOP members have said so. He vowed to hold a vote to open impeachment, now he flip flopped because he doesn’t have support, Extreme politics at its worst,” Sams wrote.

By “no evidence” Sams must have meant “compelling evidence” linking Biden to his son Hunter’s foreign influence peddling.

Tuesday on X, formerly Twitter, McCarthy identified “serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct — a culture of corruption.”

“Through our investigation we have found that President Biden did lie to the American people about his own knowledge of his family’s foreign business dealings,” McCarthy said at a press conference Tuesday.

Indeed, McCarthy cited eyewitness accounts, bank records, Treasury Department records and information from FBI informants as reasons for the inquiry.

Thus, Sams’ posts revealed the Democrats’ only possible strategy in Biden’s defense: highlight the political. Use phrases such as “political purposes” and “extreme politics at its worst.”

Sams even mentioned Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. No doubt the White House spokesman believed that in doing so he could cast impeachment as politically extreme.

After all, the establishment media regularly identifies Gaetz and Greene as “far-right” allies of former President Donald Trump. Sams therefore should have no trouble getting the Democrats’ establishment-media minions to parrot his accusations of political extremism.

Still, the strategy seems desperate.

For one thing, earlier this year Gaetz and Greene took opposing sides in the Republicans’ quarrel over the House speakership. Greene supported McCarthy for speaker, while Gaetz strongly opposed him.

Likewise, highlighting an impeachment’s “political” aspects diverts attention from the core questions.

Why did Biden lie? What did he mean to conceal? To what do all those bank records and testimonies lead?

Notably, Sams did not insist that the president told the truth. Nor did the White House spokesman insist that the president did nothing wrong. Sams merely — and falsely — claimed that Republicans found “no evidence.”

That is the sort of thing a person says when he does not have truth on his side.

In that case, the only available strategy involves highlighting political aspects and hopefully scaring timid Republicans into abandoning the inquiry. Convince them to look out for what D.C. insiders might frame as their political self-interests. Tell them not to rock the boat.

It cannot work. If congressional Republicans have a shred of integrity, it will not work.

READ 47 COMMENTS
  • Joe Biden for Prison says:

    McCarthy should have done this February 2023. The fact that other Nations, that were “extorted” or paid the Biden “ransom” to The Big Guy are willing to step forward and HAVE openly admitted that they have PAID Joe Biden, and then in great detail listed how they were instructed to submit the payments, ie: to various shell companies – we HAD enough information to start the Impeachment Inquiry months ago. IF the FBI & DOJ hadn’t suppressed Hunter’s laptop and stolen the 2020 Election – – Imagine how great all Americans would be. Our 401K would be growing by leaps & bounds, we would have come out of that Pandemic in 10 months time, not 3 yrs time and NO “Mandated” Jabs. Biden didn’t have the Federal Authority to strip Americans of their power/rights to say “NO” to being an experimental lab rat – he should be impeached for that too! He Killed Thousands of Americans! . I’d say the GOP has plenty of information in which to open a Formal Impeachment Inquiry and it should have been done 10 yrs ago when the SARs reports hit Qty 100. There should NEVER be >200 SARs reports submitted on ANY US Citizens that has gone un-investigated, ever! When various banks fill out those Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) paperwork – they themselves had to go through an extensive process in order to get flagged; they have to “track” the funds a ways back, determine what Country sent it and document WHY they feel that each and every transaction flagged seems inappropriate – – – SO how did >200 of those get generated yet no one took it upon themselves to do a Formal Investigation 10+ yrs ago? We need to look into where all the Systemic Check & Balance FAILURES went wrong, hold all that dropped the ball accountable and FIX that System. Joe Biden is crooked, and he can Thank the most intelligent man he knows, his son Hunter. Every Biden Family member needs to be held accountable. This isn’t a Red V. Blue thing, not a Dem V. GOP thing = this is a Right V. Wrong issue!

  • C R H says:

    While I agree it is past time for an impeachment trial on Biden, the sad issue is there’s not enough votes in the Senate to make anything stick. He’ll get by with everything he ‘s done that really should be tried in a real court of law with judgements that could send him to prison if/when found guilty.

  • Dorothy says:

    This is the sickest statement about Biden I have heard yet. He has Illegals in this country that invaded. He is a liar and corrupt. He did so much damage to our country, I do not know if anything will go forward that is to get rid of this inept person and such a damn traitor. Compare Biden to Trump and the Republicans have more then enough to impeach this horrible President. How come they made up things to get Trump out of the running and we have all these misfits running our country. Wake up you vicious Democrats and some Republicans, help the people of this country by getting rid of this Administration entirely.

  • Tahdah says:

    The last days of Corn Pop.

  • Nate says:

    Joe Biden and Democrats who believe this impeachment is absurd are delusional! There is already so much evidence against Biden’s envolvement with Burisma, it’s government, the carelessness with top secret documents, obtaining documents illegally, money laundering, The R.I.C.O. Act, possible espionage and even more against The Biden Crime Family. Three times more then they could think of trying to charge Trump with on their best day of lying!

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