(UnitedVoice.com) – The Republican campaign to impeach President Joe Biden is gathering momentum. Since House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced the launch of the formal impeachment inquiry on September 12, the Democrats have been triggered, with several prominent Liberals condemning the move as politically motivated. Republicans are more supportive, though. Now, a GOP senator has thrown his weight behind the impeachment process.
On September 13, Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) announced that he’d be backing the impeachment process McCarthy launched the day before. In a video posted to X (formerly Twitter), he said he’d just been to a meeting with Representatives Jim Jordan (R-OH) and James Comer (R-KY), two of the key players in the inquiry. Tuberville said he was “absolutely shocked” by the evidence the two had shown him, and said the media and institutions “ought to be ashamed” of the activities described in that evidence.
Tuberville said he doesn’t like impeachments because they’re bad for the country, but insisted, “In this case, it needs to happen. The American people deserve the truth.”
On September 14, hours after Tuberville announced his support for the impeachment process, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) confirmed he’s also backing it. He said the president has behaved in a way that justifies the inquiry, adding that there’s been “more than enough smoke.” However, other Conservatives are less keen. Several House Republicans have said they’re worried there isn’t enough evidence to justify an impeachment attempt, some are worried that McCarthy risks “cheapening” the impeachment process.
It’s certainly true that impeachments are a lot more common than they used to be; this is the third in four years. The Democrats were happy to launch two at former President Donald Trump, and many Republicans probably see this as fair payback. Presidents are supposed to leave office when they lose an election; impeachment isn’t meant to be routine.
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