Comedian and former Democratic Congressman Al Franken shook things up as a panelist on CNN on election day. He said that he was worried that if the GOP retook control of Congress, they would investigate Hunter Biden and impeach President Joe Biden.
“What I worry about, of course, if the Republicans take over, whether it’s by a small margin or a large margin … [is that,] first of all, we’re not gonna be able to pass anything,” said Franken.
“Secondly, there will be hearings, there’ll be investigations. They’ll investigate Hunter Biden, it’ll be very toxic. [Rep.] Marjorie Taylor Greene [R-Ga.] and those people will want to impeach Biden. Um, I worry about it just being very, very ugly,” he added.
“And I’m pretty sure that’s pretty predicable,” he laughed.
The day after the election, it looks very likely that Republicans will in fact retake Congress.
Back in March, Jim Jordan of Ohio, the top Republican representative in congress, said that GOP leaders would consider impeaching Biden if they gained control of Congress. He based this on the president’s failures in the White House including his inability to stop the massive influx of illegal immigration at the chaotic southern border.
In May, there was a poll that found almost 70% of registered Republican voters believe that Biden should be impeached if the GOP takes congressional control.
“Today, impeachment is no longer a final option, but one of many weapons to be used in an era of rampant partisan polarization to gain an upper hand on one’s partisan opponents,” said UMass Amherst pollster Tatishe Nteta.
Al Franken became well-known as a comedian and writer on “Saturday Night Live.” But then he shocked many by becoming a national figure when he was narrowly elected to the U.S. Senate for Minnesota in 2008. Franken resigned from his position 10 years later after allegations of sexual harassment came to light against him.
Al Franken is scared the Republicans will investigate Hunter and impeach Joe Biden.
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