Anyone who thought that Speaker Nancy Pelosi was going to start impeachment proceedings against Joe Biden has lost their minds. She’ll make any excuse that she has to for him. The mere thought of impeachment hearings for President Joe Biden probably makes her break out in hives.
Yes, five Republican House members are at her throat, hoping that she will cave in. It’s not going to happen. That would mean that Biden has done something wrong and we can’t admit to that, can we? The Oval Office is in the hands of the Democrats and that advantage cannot be done away with so easily.
On the other hand, we would like to see some exploratory hearings taking place. The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan has been problematic to say the least. Biden should not be able to get away with this so easily. If the January 6th protests at the Capitol building come up, Pelosi changes her tune entirely. The oversight committees are required then.
When a sitting president botches a military withdrawal so badly that the rest of the world is calling for his head, it is different to her. Congressman Chip Roy of Texas noted this contradiction and wants answers from Pelosi. Roy does not want to wait for Congress to be back in session, either. He wants answers and he wants them now.
In his mind, it is time to summon the lower chamber now and dispense with all of the pretenses. There are a large number of Democrats who agree with this. They know that Biden needs to do something and they have been quite loud about it. Hearings are in order and we have more from the Free Beacon:
“Rep. Chip Roy (R., Texas) called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) to reconvene Congress for hearings on President Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“Madam Speaker, you have a duty to call Congress back to Washington and begin hearings immediately,” Roy wrote. “America does not run away. We do not leave our brothers and sisters behind. We do not aid and abet the enemy.”
Pelosi has stalled efforts to apply congressional accountability to the Biden administration for its missteps in the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Democrats blocked an oversight measure authored by Rep. Mike Gallagher (R., Wis.) on Tuesday, leaving questions unanswered for Republicans demanding transparency regarding the Afghan withdrawal. The House of Representatives has been out of session since July 30.
Pelosi did not return a request for comment.”
Roy is probably being a bit too demanding at the moment and that’s part of the problem, to be frank. He’s overreaching to a certain extent, which is only going to give Pelosi the ammunition that she needs to keep the impeachment proceedings from actually having a chance to take place. Roy also made another miscalculation in his statements that has to be addressed.
He says that he wants Biden and Harris to immediately resign from their posts. This is not something that anyone should want, though. Guess who becomes president if those two decide that they are taking the long walk away from the White House? None other than Nancy Pelosi!
Roy may want to take this one back to the drawing board. In the meantime, Nancy Pelosi is in no big hurry to make things official here. She’s going to do what she always does in these scenarios. An oversight measure was blocked before it had a chance to move any further.
We are going to take all bets here. We think that the chances of Congress actually doing anything about this are slim to none. Pelosi can’t bury the issue forever but we are sure that she will continue to do so as long as she can get away with it. We wish that we could do something about all of the cynicism that we have here but there is nothing else to say. Well done, Nancy!