Do you remember how Democrats justified the impeachment of former President Donald Trump? Despite there being no clear violation of the law, we were all assured that such a violation was not required. Rep. Jerry Nadler made that explicit when he stated the following.
“The Constitution doesn’t specify that a president must technically have broken a law in order to be impeached.”
At that same time Reuters wrote this: High crimes and misdemeanors have historically encompassed corruption and abuses of the public trust, as opposed to indictable violations of criminal statutes.
Former President Gerald Ford, while in Congress, famously said: “An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history.”
Suddenly, Deomcrats who lowered the bar for impeachment to laughable levels want to raise the bar again. Republican turned Biden booster Alyssa Farah Griffin provides the perfect example.
“Joe Biden should not be impeached. One can strongly disagree w/his policies while also recognizing lowering the bar for impeachment of POTUS would be irrevocably damaging to our institutions. This will set the stage for every future POTUS to be dragged thru a show impeachment.”
“The current rules of impeachment are too high,” said Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California. “They make it too difficult to hold a president accountable for their actions, and they give too much power to the minority party.”
The truth is there is far more evidence that Biden committed impeachable offenses than there ever was that Trump did. So while Democrats are desperately trying to change the rules of impeachment again, that’s not how it works.
“This is a clear attempt by Democrats to protect their own from being held accountable for their actions,” said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. “It is a dangerous and reckless proposal, and it should be rejected.”
Joe Biden should not be impeached. One can strongly disagree w/his policies while also recognizing lowering the bar for impeachment of POTUS would be irrevocably damaging to our institutions. This will set the stage for every future POTUS to be dragged thru a show impeachment.
— Alyssa Farah Griffin (@Alyssafarah) July 26, 2023