Saturday, September 25, 2021

McConnell: Biden will not be impeached

The top Republican in the Senate said on Wednesday that President Joe Biden will not be impeached.

“The president will not be removed from office because of the Democratic House and the narrow Democratic Senate. This will not happen,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was asked about the president at an event in his hometown. Said when the behavior should trigger impeachment.

“I think the way these behaviors are adjusted in this country is in the ballot box,” he added. “No impeachment.”

The Democrats control the House of Representatives with a majority of 220 votes to 212, while Vice President Kamala Harris controls the House of Representatives with a small majority in the Upper House.

Impeachment requires a simple majority in the House of Representatives and an absolute majority in the Senate.

Former President Donald Trump was impeached twice, but was acquitted by the Senate on both occasions. No president in history has been impeached or convicted.

Some Republicans accused Biden of impeachable actions on the Afghanistan issue, and some called on senior officials in the Biden administration to step down.

“I think it is a negligence to leave hundreds of Americans behind enemy lines, turn them into hostages, abandon the thousands of Afghans who are fighting gloriously around us, and create conditions for another 9/11 incident that has now broken out,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) said on CBS on Sunday.

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Representative Jody Heath (R-Ga.) added on Twitter that Biden must resign or be impeached.

Last week, Congressman Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.) proposed three impeachment resolutions against the president on the Afghan crisis.

But no Democrats support these calls, and unless Republicans overthrow both houses in 2022, these efforts are unlikely to succeed.

No official in the Biden administration has resigned due to the Afghan issue. Some lawmakers called on Secretary of State Anthony Brinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milly to step down or be removed.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said when asked about the phone call last week, “This is not a political day.”

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The next day, she evaded a similar question, saying that everyone should support the United States’ efforts to target the terrorists behind the Kabul bombing that killed 13 American troops.

Zachary Stieber reports on US news, including political and court cases. He started working as a reporter for the New York City subway in The Epoch Times.


This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

McConnell: Biden will not be impeached
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