Republicans are “warning” Bite-Me about big headaches they’ll give him…..AFTER the elections if they win one of the houses in Congress.
To include impeachment.
Now, any intelligent person would ask, “why wait?” They have the power now.
Amid the days-long fallout over Afghanistan, GOP lawmakers have floated everything from launching select committees to impeachment to even questioning if Biden should be removed through the 25th Amendment.
The comments are, for now, just rhetoric that plays well with their base. But it’s also a potential preview of how a GOP-controlled Congress could try to trip up Biden heading into 2024.
“We are at a point in America where we see things like this from Congress all the time now. This is just part of the new normal,” said Doug Heye, a GOP strategist and former House leadership staffer.
In the minority in both chambers, Republicans are currently largely powerless to do much beyond use the issue to fire up their voters, file largely symbolic resolutions and urge Democrats or watchdogs to probe various parts of the Afghanistan exit strategy.
But Republicans are feeling bullish about their chances to win back the House, where they are all but guaranteed to pick up seats through redistricting maneuvering. And they need only a net gain of one seat to pick up the Senate majority.
Even just winning back the House would give Republicans enormous sway to use their high-profile perches to investigate or even hold impeachment proceedings against Biden.
Scott Jennings, a GOP strategist and former campaign adviser to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), warned that Democrats had opened a “Pandora’s box” during the Trump administration.
Republicans are “engaging in the behavior that they’ve been taught by Democrats,” Jennings said, adding that using a potential post-2022 majority to probe the botched Afghanistan exit would be an “absolute justified use of every oversight lever they have.”
Several GOP lawmakers are already arguing that Biden should be impeached.
“I think he should be impeached. I think this is the most dishonorable thing a commander in chief has done maybe in modern times,” GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), who could chair the Senate Judiciary Committee if Republicans win back the upper chamber, said during an interview with the conservative website Newsmax.
The push from Graham is stark given his years-long ties to Biden.
But he’s hardly the only one.
A slew of House conservatives, including some of Trump’s biggest defenders, have called for Biden to be impeached.