Many Republicans who were either indifferent or even opposed to impeaching President Joe Biden are changing their minds.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) recently confirmed he was open to beginning hearings for impeachment and that has seemingly given a green light to the rest of the Party that impeaching the President is really moving forward.
Many Republicans have been calling for impeachment for months but it seemed those demands were going nowhere until whistleblower testimony and mounting evidence against the Biden family surfaced.
Now it seems the wait is finally over and the House of Representatives is genuinely moving towards impeachment.
Two Internal Revenue Service whistleblowers seem to have struck the final blow and pushed the normally reserved McCarthy to endorse impeachment hearings.
McCarthy said on Tuesday that he wants to begin hearings to ensure that Republicans can conduct a more thorough investigation. He was joined by Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik in supporting the hearings.
Another power Republican, Oversight Committee chairman James Comer, is also fully onboard with impeachment hearings.
Comer stated, "I strongly support the speaker. We’re producing more evidence every day that shows this president has broken many laws, his family has broken many laws, and they won’t respond to simple questions like, ‘what did your family do to receive the millions of dollars from our enemies around the world?’ So I think that’s something I would support."
Republicans have a lot of options when it comes to making a case for impeachment. They can argue that both Biden's conduct as President as well as his lies about his connection to his son's corrupt business deals justify removing him from office.
No matter what Republicans choose to do, it seems that President Biden needs to do some PR work with every Democrat in the Senate.
With Speaker McCarthy moving forward into hearings on impeachment, it is a done deal that the President will be impeached by the Republican-led House of Representatives.
Where things get more complicated is when that impeachment case goes to the Senate. The Senate is evenly split between Democrats and Republicans with Vice President Kamala Harris functioning as a tie-breaking vote in some situations.
Despite the technical majority Democrats have in the Senate, Joe Biden is still in real danger of becoming the first American President to be removed from office.
Senators like Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) could possibly be swayed should Republicans bring a strong enough case against Biden. Even one Democrat Senator could mean the difference between Biden finishing his term or going down in history as the first President to be removed from office.