Let’s use this opportunity to do an entire impeachment run down to truly appreciate the humor behind President Biden’s first-ever response to the frivolous House GOP impeachment inquiry.
First, under absolutely no circumstances — none — would Biden get through a term without some kind of impeachment issue.
No, Biden’s fate was decided after Trump was impeached for the first time for extorting a fledgling new democratic nation.
After that, the next Democratic president was going to have to deal with impeachment at some level no matter what.
And no, the evidence would not matter. We know because McCarthy won’t show us any evidence.
From an ABC News report:
“He said Tuesday that House Republicans uncovered ‘serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct. Taken together, these allegations paint a picture of a culture of corruption.’”
“These are allegations of abuse of power, obstruction and corruption and warrant further investigation by the House of Representatives.”
President Biden has previously said that he is focused on other things and that the GOP launched the impeachment inquiry because they want to shut the government down.
That is more than a reasonable explanation given that McCarthy is going to lose in the upcoming situation anyway and almost surely lose the speakership.
The Republicans have a faction that believes they have to make a deal that keeps the government open. And they have a faction that wants a deal that asks for way too much and is willing to shut the government down.
Due to injury and resignation, McCarthy literally has a two-vote margin.
So, from a Republican perspective, now is the time to have the word “impeachment” bounding around the media.
President Biden doesn’t see this from a Republican perspective, and he knows they have no evidence, nor will they get any evidence.
And that’s why his response when asked about the Republican shenanigans is just perfect:
“Lots of luck!”
The media was all over it:
Asked by NBC for his response to House Republicans' impeachment inquiry, President Biden smiled and wished them "lots of luck."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 17, 2023
Dark Brandon: “lots of luck!” https://t.co/OKPHSKNpUt
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) September 17, 2023
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) September 17, 2023
Nor will he, ever.
Biden yells ‘Lots of luck!’ when asked about the impeachment inquiry shortly after landing at the White House.
— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) September 17, 2023
I suspect you get it.
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