Source: American Greatness, By Steve Baldwin, March 6, 2022
Within MAGA circles, talk is turning increasingly to impeaching Joe Biden after the midterm elections—assuming, of course, the Republicans retake the House of Representatives (which appears likely). Unfortunately, actual removal would require 60 votes in the Senate. Even under the most favorable scenario, it’s unlikely the GOP will pick up more than four Senate seats.
Nonetheless, with the strong likelihood the Republicans will take control of the House, impeaching Biden looks viable. Why? Well, for the same reason a Democrat-controlled House impeached Donald Trump—twice.
The Democrats used the impeachment process to persuade millions of middle-of-the-road and independent voters that Trump had done something terribly wrong. Of course, the Democrats’ two impeachment efforts were frivolous and did not comport with the constitutional requirements for impeachment, but no matter. They used it to sow doubt in the minds of low-information voters and there’s little doubt the narrative broke off some previous Trump voters.
So the precedent is firmly established, thanks to Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, et al. But the Republicans don’t need to ground an impeachment effort in petty allegations that amount to little more than policy differences. The Republicans could justify an impeachment based on a host of Biden policies that violate the Constitution and are clearly impeachable offenses. The GOP has a duty and an obligation to hold Biden accountable.
But there is no rush. Impeachment hearings should last as long as necessary—say, six months or so—so that every American will know about Biden Administration’s unprecedented assault on our constitutional rights in time for 2024. Impeachment needs to be used as an educational tool to inform undecided and low-information voters about the real criminal nature of the Biden regime.
Under the Constitution, impeachable offenses include treason, bribery, and “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The last phrase is generally thought to mean “an abuse of public trust” such as violating the Constitution and endangering our national security. As Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) points out, there are “multiple grounds” to impeach Biden. Here are a few:
Refusing to enforce federal immigration laws. “Probably the most compelling is the utter lawlessness [by] President Biden to enforce the border,” Cruz said recently. “His decision to just defy immigration laws. That’s probably the strongest grounds right now for impeachment.”
Refusing to enforce federal immigration law has allowed nearly 2 million people to enter the country, including terrorists and criminals, who are clearly a threat to the American people. This can certainly be defined as treason as such policies give aid and comfort to our enemies. It could also be defined as a “high crimes and misdemeanors” since allowing certain people to break laws and not others, violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.
Moreover, the Biden Administration is funding private organizations that assist illegals, helping them to defy deportation laws. Lastly, Biden’s effort to covertly move illegal aliens to various states using funds designated for COVID tests surely violates the intent of the law.
Abandoning Americans in Afghanistan. The Biden Administration’s actions in Afghanistan resulted in a disastrous withdrawal that prioritized the evacuation of military personnel before citizens. This occurred even though Biden’s State Department was warned well in advance of the impending invasion. Moreover, Biden officials have impeded private efforts to rescue Americans. If abandoning American citizens and leaving them to fight for survival under the brutal Taliban regime isn’t a “high crime,” nothing is.
Reentering the Iranian nuclear deal. Biden’s decision to reenter the Iranian nuclear deal and remove sanctions on the terrorist-supporting country will only encourage its development of a nuclear weapon. Moreover, Biden has blocked a slew of congressional investigations into these talks, which indicates Biden is hiding the substance of these discussions. Clearly, this is a threat to our national security and this reckless action by Biden can also be considered treason.
Lying about Hunter Biden’s corrupt deals. Joe Biden said repeatedly he had nothing to do with his son’s corrupt deals but we now know he was lying. Hunter Biden’s partner, Tony Bobulinski, has said Joe Biden was involved with the deals and numerous documents and Hunter’s laptop appear to back up his claims.
It is now clear that Joe Biden profited by allowing his son to use his position as vice president to secure deals that enriched both of them; they even shared bank accounts. Peter Schweizer’s book, Red Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win, documents how the Biden family has received $31 million from individuals connected to Chinese intelligence. This compromising activity with enemies of the United States could be considered treason and perhaps bribery as well.
Weaponizing and politicizing the COVID epidemic. While the Supreme Court has struck down Biden’s vaccination mandate on private businesses, he knew such a mandate was illegal in the first place. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed this, saying mandates are “not the role of the federal government.” Nonetheless, he eventually implemented the unconstitutional mandate on private business costing thousands of Americans their jobs.
Moreover, many of Biden’s agencies—including the Pentagon—have refused to honor religious exemptions to the vaccine, thereby violating the First Amendment. Tens of thousands of military personnel will soon be dismissed as a result, greatly jeopardizing America’s national security.
Incredibly, the Biden Administration is now creating a database of Americans who have asked for this exemption. Why? To harass them? Lastly, Biden’s directive to use race in the treatment of COVID is clearly unconstitutional and violates federal civil rights laws.
Urging Big Tech to constrict freedom of speech. Biden publicly called for Big Tech to “deal with the misinformation and disinformation that’s on your shows. It has to stop.” Of course, he’s referring to conservative criticism of his policies, such as information that demonstrates the ineffectiveness of his COVID policies and stories that expose the massive fraud that occurred in the 2020 election. He even urged Spotify to censor Joe Rogan. Is Biden’s contempt for the First Amendment impeachable? Of course.
Weaponizing the FBI and the Justice Department against parents. We now know that Biden’s secretary of education, Miguel Cardona, initiated this effort by urging the National School Board Association to send a letter to the Biden White House demanding they use the Department of Justice to harass parents who object to critical race theory and other woke policies in public schools. The Justice Department responded by characterizing parents as potential “domestic terrorists” and sought to use the anti-terrorism PATRIOT Act to investigate them. This is nothing short of a full-scale attack on the constitutional rights of American citizens to assemble and speak freely and petition their government for redress of grievances.
Violating the rights of January 6 protestors. In its overly zealous prosecution of the Capitol protesters, Biden’s Justice Department has violated their constitutional rights on many fronts. The Justice Department is prosecuting people for crimes that weren’t committed, arresting people who never entered the Capitol and have held many citizens in jail for over a year without trial, a gross violation of the Sixth Amendment, which guarantees citizens a speedy trial. And yet the Justice Department refused to investigate, let alone charge Michael Byrd, the reckless Capitol Police lieutenant who shot and killed the unarmed Ashli Babbitt in apparent violation of procedure and protocol.
The way to make impeachment hearings effective will be to make them personal.
The illegal OSHA mandate charge could feature Americans fired from their jobs for refusing the jab. The Afghan debacle could be explained by bringing in people to testify whose family members were left behind. Americans living near the border could testify about the impact of Biden’s illegal policies upon the rule and law and constitutional experts can explain how such policies violate federal immigration laws.
Aaron Babbitt could testify about how his wife was murdered and how he has worked tirelessly to hold the crooked cop responsible. Families of January 6 protesters could describe how their loved ones have been beaten in filthy jail cells while their habeas corpus rights have been trashed. And on and on.
The media would have a fit but they will have a hard time ignoring such testimony, especially since news organizations like Fox, Newsmax, and One America News would almost certainly cover the hearings live, gavel to gavel.
The first half of Biden’s term has done more damage to America than any administration in history and all Americans need to know how and why. The MAGA movement needs to grill every GOP congressional candidate this year as to whether they will support the impeachment of Joe Biden. If they won’t, then questions need to be raised about the suitability of the candidate.