Biden Responds To Impeachment Inquiry
As the House of Representatives prepares to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, it appears the Biden administration is also ramping up for the fight. Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has announced the decision to initiate the inquiry, and the Big Guy made his first remarks about the looming situation during a fundraiser with big-money donors Wednesday.
Biden linked the impeachment inquiry to the potential government shutdown coming up in September. Democrats and Republicans are divided over whether to move forward with a government shutdown if the deadline of September 30 is not met.
“Well, I tell you what, I don’t know quite why, but they just knew they wanted to impeach me,” Biden said. “And now, the best I can tell, they want to impeach me because they want to shut down the government. So look, look, I got a job to do. Everybody always asked about impeachment. I get up every day, not a joke, not focused on impeachment. I’ve got a job to do. I’ve got to deal with the issues that affect the American people every single solitary day.”
As the media has thrown its collective weight behind the Democrats’ contention that there is no evidence of wrongdoing by Biden, some polls already show concern among voters. Sixty-one percent of Americans in the CNN poll said that Biden had at least some involvement in Hunter Biden’s business dealings, with 42% saying they think he acted illegally and 18% saying that his actions were unethical but not illegal.
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Despite his insistence that he knows nothing about Hunter’s business dealings, his team has now admitted that he attended some of his business meetings “because he loves him.” This admission has done little to effectively rebut accusations of corruption against the president.
Team Biden’s strategy is to capitalize on the situation and push back on House Republican accusations. White House spokesperson Ian Sams has been very active on social media, claiming that Republicans “can’t even say what they’re impeaching him for.” The Biden campaign sent an email with Vice President Kamala Harris’ name to supporters emphasizing the need to “stand behind our president” while criticizing House Republicans by name. The White House is using time and energy on the situation and has set up a war room to deal with a possible impeachment.
Whether House Republicans will be able to effectively hold Biden accountable as they go through the impeachment process remains to be seen. Biden’s age and infirmity make him appear less confident as a leader, and the accumulation of evidence has done little to quell accusations of corruption. For now, it seems that Team Biden is eager to recast the impeachment narrative in a way that speaks to how the inquiry could affect the American people and is once again proving its ability to manipulate the media to its advantage.