Lawmaker Warns Peers: “Be Better Than Nancy Pelosi”

Lawmaker Warns Peers:

( – There’s a fight brewing in the House of Representatives. A number of lawmakers on the far-right want to push ahead with a plan to impeach President Joe Biden, while their more moderate colleagues are far less eager to do so, especially before the election. One conservative representative issued a warning to her colleagues.

In a July 30 interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) discussed the possibility of impeaching Biden. She said they could launch an inquiry without actually impeaching the president. However, she stated that all of the GOP members in districts Biden won in 2020 are at risk of losing their seats. “We are putting the majority at risk,” the congresswoman said.

According to Ballotpedia, 14 districts voted in Republicans in 2022 but also put Biden into the White House two years prior. Currently, the GOP has a very slim majority in the House, holding 222 seats. In order to hold the majority, they will need to keep 218 of those seats in 2024.

Mace went on to say that her party needs to follow the facts. She said they need “to be better than Nancy Pelosi,” who she believes “politicized the impeachment process” by impeaching former President Donald Trump twice. She argued that the process is very serious, and if her colleagues wanted to move forward, they would need to have an extremely solid case.

“We have to show overwhelming, undeniable evidence” if the GOP wants to go through with impeachment, Mace told Fox News. She said that they should not do anything if they don’t have the evidence.

Republicans are trying to find out if Biden accepted bribes from Burisma CEO Mykola Zlochevsky or was involved in his son, Hunter Biden’s, business dealings while he was vice president from 2009 to 2017. Devon Archer, the younger Biden’s former business partner, told Congress that while Hunter would often call his dad and put him on speakerphone during meetings, they never discussed business. However, he testified that Hunter did try to use his dad’s position to drum up business. For his part, Zlochevsky sat for a deposition during Trump’s first impeachment trial and said neither he nor anyone at Burisma ever met or spoke to Joe Biden when he was vice president.

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is weighing whether to begin an impeachment inquiry.

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