This isn’t the first time U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has thrown cold water on a Biden impeachment. But he is now doubling down and making it more clear.
McConnell has gone on record that instead of impeachment, he wants to let voters with buyer’s remorse do what they will in 2022. In other words, McConnell is more interested in getting back GOP majority status than taking decisive action against Joe Biden.
Although McConnell didn’t vote to impeach former President Donald Trump, he was not very supportive either. Many Trump supporters are totally sick of McConnell’s lukewarm antics. McConnell is often trying to be a statesman and make deals, using a tactic from a political era that is long past.
Now, people want scrappers who stand up against the other side in a time when the United States is more politically divided than ever. Trump ally Jenna Ellis, who quit the GOP officially to go on to be an independent conservative, had this to say about Mitch:
“Coming from the guy who threw Trump under the bus after the second impeachment hoax? lol. I guess he thinks that encouraging people to “peacefully and patriotically” make their voices heard is more impeachable than literally arming the Taliban and leaving Americans behind.”
Coming from the guy who threw Trump under the bus after the second impeachment hoax? lol.— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) September 1, 2021
I guess he thinks that encouraging people to “peacefully and patriotically” make their voices heard is more impeachable than literally arming the Taliban and leaving Americans behind. https://t.co/Cmzd7qlUAT
Many Republicans have called for Biden to resign or for him to be impeached. McConnell is not too concerned with that they have to say though. McConnell is going to do what he thinks is best, everyone else’s opinions be darned.
The Hill mentioned many of those who have called for impeachment here and quoted Mitch as saying:
“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 said at an event in Kentucky, asked if Biden’s handling of the drawdown in Afghanistan merits impeachment and if he would support it.
“There isn’t going to be an impeachment,” he added.
Despite all this, we expect many Republicans to keep the pressure on Biden, and perhaps even some moderate Democrats may either join in or switch parties. Many feel Vice President Kamala Harris is culpable in Biden’s failures in the Middle East and at the southern U.S. border as well. It remains to be seen what options there are for accountability in the U.S. Congress.
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