Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell does what he does best… be a RINO and anger his Republican base.
McConnell is Against Impeachment
He kicked off the month of September by shutting down efforts from his own party to attempt to impeach President Joe Biden. Instead, McConnell urged other GOP members to abandon any tries to remove the controversial Democrat president from office.
The Senate leader was in Kentucky when a question over whether Biden’s actions regarding the disastrous Afghanistan situation was grounds for impeachment.
“Well, look, the president is not going to be removed from office. There’s a Democratic House, a narrowly Democratic Senate. That’s not going to happen,” McConnell answered.
He furthered up his thoughts by saying, “There isn’t going to be an impeachment.”
GOP Members Push
GOP members in both the House and Senate have called for the impeachment of Biden or suggested he voluntarily resign based on his horrendous Afghanistan troop withdrawal decision.
Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said he believes impeachment is what should be sought. Senator Rick Scott of Florida suggested that using the 25th Amendment could be appropriate in this situation and it allows for the majority of the Cabinet to remove a sitting president.
Powerhouse conservative Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene went as far as to file three articles of impeachment. When asked if he agreed with her move, McConnell said “no.”
Democrats were wildly impeachment crazy when President Donald Trump was in office. They literally impeached him twice for doing basically nothing.
So when Biden actually does something that many deem impeachable, McConnell is there to try and water down the flames. It makes some wonder why he didn’t have that type of stance when Trump was facing impeachment.
Waiting for Next Year
If Republicans take back control of the House next year, it seems plausible that the impeachment of Biden could happen.
McConnell said that Republicans should focus on the midterms.
“The report card you get is every two years,” McConnell said. “I think the way these behaviors get adjusted in this country is at the ballot box.”
“I do think we’re likely to see a typical kind of midterm reaction to a new administration. … Typically there is some buyer’s remorse,” he added.