Have Republicans gone soft?
House Republicans expressed their discontent towards Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) for her premature attempt to force a vote on the impeachment of President Biden. Although they share concerns about the president, Boebert’s fellow Republicans criticized her move, stating that it undermines their ongoing efforts to investigate the Biden family’s business dealings and could weaken future impeachment efforts. Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) even urged his party members to oppose the impeachment resolution, emphasizing the need for a proper investigation before taking such a serious step. McCarthy had asked Boebert to address the closed-door House GOP conference meeting about her resolution, but she proceeded with her motion regardless.
Boebert defended her decision on Steve Bannon’s show, claiming that committees hadn’t done enough work on the subject and expressing hope that her action would generate enthusiasm among the Republican base. However, McCarthy argued that the two impeachments of former President Trump were based on emotion rather than facts, and he saw the censure of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) as a reason to proceed cautiously with impeachment articles.
Boebert’s push for impeachment comes at a time when Republicans are focusing on other criticisms of President Biden, including the investigation into the business dealings of his family members. Some Republicans, like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), have expressed their intention to bring forward privileged resolutions as well.
While some Republicans defended Boebert’s strategy, others criticized it as premature and not following the regular committee process. They argued that impeachment should be based on facts and evidence, not a hasty decision. The disagreement within the Republican Party reflects differing opinions on the appropriate course of action regarding the Biden administration.
Who do you agree with? Is impeaching Biden really a bad idea?