McConnell Says Impeachment ‘Ought To Be Rare’ As Biden Inquiry Looms | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Daniel Chaitin.

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) cautioned against the regular use of the impeachment process as House Republicans float an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden.

    The top Republican lawmaker was quoted in a New York Times report published on Tuesday that explores how impeachment and censures have become the "norm" in Congress.

    "Impeachment ought to be rare," McConnell said. He also observed, "This is not good for the country."

    The GOP-led House may be headed toward initiating an impeachment inquiry against Biden, possibly as early as the fall, spurred by concerns about a pattern of millions of dollars flowing from foreign nationals under suspicious circumstances. House Republicans have previously introduced articles of impeachment against Biden focused on other issues, including the border, though these efforts have not gained as much traction.

    Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said last month that an ongoing examination of the Biden family's finances is "rising to the level" of an impeachment inquiry. In a Fox News interview on Monday night, McCarthy said an impeachment inquiry "empowers Congress - Republicans and Democrats - within their subpoena to be able to get the answers they need."

    Although some of McCarthy's Republican colleagues in Congress, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), have voiced support for an impeachment inquiry into Biden, others have been more reticent. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said in an interview with host Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business late last month that "if there's going to be impeachment, let's have quite a bit of evidence out there [so] that the American people are actually behind this."


    Democrats have been broadly dismissive of the GOP push for impeachment, which comes as the 2024 presidential campaign cycle heats up, while Biden himself has called the allegations of corruption "a bunch of malarkey."

    Impeachment inquiries and trials in the House and Senate, respectively, have been conducted occasionally since the 1700s, targeting mainly judges and, to a lesser extent, presidents over the years for alleged high crimes and misdemeanors that could result in officials being removed from office and disqualified from holding office in the future.

    While articles of impeachment can be approved in the House by a simple majority vote, in the Senate - narrowly controlled by the Democrats at the moment - a two-thirds vote is needed to convict. In the current session of Congress, some Democrat votes in the Senate would be needed to convict Biden on any articles of impeachment.

    In the 21st Century, there have only been four federal impeachment cases, half of which took aim at the last president. The House, then led by the Democrats, impeached former President Donald Trump twice while he was in office: once for allegedly abusing the power of his office and obstructing Congress over his dealings with Ukraine, and a second time for "incitement of insurrection" following the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. Both times the GOP-controlled Senate acquitted Trump.

    "I said two years ago, when we had not one but two impeachments, that once we go down this path it incentivizes the other side to do the same thing," McConnell said, according to the new report.

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who was House speaker during the Trump impeachment cases, dismissed suggestions by her GOP colleagues that another inquiry is needed for Biden.


    "I'm so proud of the Democrats in the Congress, we fully intend to take back the House next time so we don't have to deal with the frivolity, the waste of time of the Congress for them to go down this path," she said in an MSNBC interview over the weekend.

Considering what real news is available for all to witness, and in great specificity, should one pursue what is true outside of the channeled realm of the corrupt corporate /legacy media, and: Is Institutionalized Corruption real, and is it a hindrance to sustaining our Constitutional Republic now, and for future generations of American citizens?
  Not sure
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Understanding that this fragile Republic of the self-governed is in a precarious space in our nation's vast history: What is your honor bound patriotic duty in helping to sustain the continuance of these United States of America?
  I will depend on my Democratic Socialist politicians to continue to march hard toward the Left to provide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for all who think and do as they are told.
  I will defend the Constitution of the United States of America, and support all elected leaders who pledge to protect and insure the continued sovereignty of this Representative Republic.
  I am very concerned about maintaining my current life style without working. I was told that as long as I vote Democrat, I had nothing to worry about ... but now I worry.
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In light of continued developments, primarily since 2008, there exists in these United States a Legal System which operates on a proved Two Tiered approach to justice rendered, which primarily benefits Democratic Elites and Woke Ideological Virtue Signalers, representing their co-dependent wards, to the expressed exclusion of normal hardworking American citizens: What is your suggestion in remedying this widespread injustice and, if not corrected, its existential outcome for our Constitutional Republic?
  Complete overhaul of the Department of Justice and their enforcers - the FBI - to reflect a far more honest justice system to keep patriots remaining calm.
  Disband the FBI, and request that congress investigate all unethical and non patriotic practices to partially right the wrongs of a distrusted and politically weaponized "Department of Justice."
  Continue with the current system since the two tiered justice system has been so remarkably beneficial to Democratic Socialist political hegemony; chronic distrust in institutions notwithstanding.
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Mel said:
( August 31st, 2023 @ 2:57 pm )
WHY do the laws of our country and our constitution not apply to ANY of the current administration?

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