The idea has been floated in the background by rightwingnut Republicans….
It has NOT been talked about seriously….
The Atlantic brings back up in a piece today….
Why is not taken seriously?
Because soem Republican lawmakers aren’t that stupid….
They very well could be come next year if they gain a US House majority and they listen and play to their parties crazies.
Moving to impeach Joe Biden probably would be doing the President a BIG favour….
Right now only about 40% of Democrats say they want their President to run again….
That sits next to polling numbers that say that IF he run?
Over 80% say they’d probably support him….
Now if their party leader was being attacked and dragged thru the mud next year?
What di you think that would do for him?
If your with me?
You’d think the Democrats and some Swing voters would sit back and say….
I voted for this guy AGAINST the crazy assed Donald Trump….
Biden ain’t a media star….
But he hasn’t done a damn thing that he deswerved to be crusified politically for….
He WON the election ….
HE IS THE PRESIDENT….
(This would be playing out as Donald Trump is in court an a couple of state’s for lying about a whole LOT of things)…
Moving to impeach President Biden next year would make the MAGA types happy….
But would also piss a LOT fence sitters for Biden jump off the fence and stand behind him….
And ole Joe WOULD have a STRONG reason to campaign one last for his ‘Good Name’….
Sometime next year, after an interval of performative investigations, Republicans in the House are going to impeach Joe Biden. This may not be their present plan, but they will work themselves up to it by degrees. The pressure from the MAGA base will build. A triggering event will burst all restraints. Eventually, Republicans will leave themselves little choice.
This prediction rests, of course, on the assumption that Republicans will win control of the House next month, which appears likely: Democrats would need to win an improbable number of toss-up races to keep their majority. And an impeachment resolution requires just a simple majority to pass the House.
Nothing in the public record offers the slightest reason to believe that the Senate, even if it is under Republican control, would convict and remove Biden from office. Still, House Republicans will come to see plenty of advantages in impeaching Biden—and, possibly, several other top administration officials….
McCarthy has so far equivocated on the question of impeachment. His allies tell me he will instead try to channel this energy into congressional investigations of the president, his family, and his administration. The prospective chairs of the relevant committees, Oversight and Judiciary, have already laid the groundwork for these probes in planning meetings and public pronouncements. But taking the next step toward impeachment is risky, and could backfire with voters….
And what will Trump want? Doug Heye, another McCarthy ally and former member of the House leadership staff, says the answer is obvious.
“Donald Trump’s going to want to impeach everybody,” he said.
We tend to think of presidential impeachment proceedings as rare. The Constitution defined the power to impeach in 1787. Nearly a century passed before Congress picked up that weapon, impeaching and (barely) acquitting Andrew Johnson in 1868. Another hundred years passed before Richard Nixon resigned ahead of certain impeachment in 1974. Then came Bill Clinton, impeached in 1998 and acquitted the following year, and Donald Trump, impeached twice—in 2019 and 2021—and acquitted twice….
For die-hard Trump allies, impeaching Biden is good politics no matter what. But for McCarthy and the rest of the prospective House leadership, there are pitfalls. “There are lots of reasons not to go on an impeachment bonanza,” says Brendan Buck, who was a top aide to both Boehner and Ryan, “not the least of which is that it could politically be viewed as overreach and make House Republicans look crazy and make Joe Biden, by contrast, look better.”….