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 September 9, 2023

Republicans secure Mike Pence's support of Biden impeachment

Former Vice President Mike Pence announced that he supports the Republican impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden over his alleged corrupt business deals.

Pence told Fox News on Friday that, "I think, particularly at a time when so many Americans have lost confidence in equal treatment under the law, so many Americans, understandably, are concerned about a dual standard of justice in this country. Now, more than ever, we need House Republicans to follow the facts, bring the facts to the American people, and if an impeachment inquiry facilitates that I would hardly support it." 

Many were questioning if Pence would openly support impeachment in the wake of his falling out with his old boss, former President Donald Trump.

Thankfully, Pence hasn't completely lost the script and isn't letting his feud with Trump interfere with good sense.

Republicans falling in line

Slowly but surely, many Republicans are falling in line and coming out to support House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's impeachment inquiry which many suspect will officially begin soon.

Pence explained, "There are so many questions about Joe Biden’s involvement and connection to his son’s businesses when he was vice president of the United States. I must say, you know, I can’t relate. When I was vice president, my son wasn’t sitting on the board of foreign corporations, he was sitting in the cockpit of the F-35 and flying for the Marine Corps."

Pence's support for impeachment comes as some Republicans are debating on how to handle this situation, especially after Democrats impeached Trump twice for blatantly partisan reasons.

Some Republicans want a bullet proof process that could be time consuming while other Republicans want to jump straight to a vote to impeach the President.

The greatest resistance to impeachment can be found among moderate Republicans who fear that impeachment could cost them dearly.

Nonetheless, McCarthy seems dedicated to moving forward with impeachment and a formal inquiry is expected to begin by the end of this month.

The only question is how will this impeachment venture work with Congress facing down an imminent government shutdown.

Impending crisis

Republicans are seeking steeper spending cuts and policy provisions that would limit the Biden administration and many fear that it will lead to a government shutdown.

McCarthy has a choice to make, focus on impeachment or deal with the shutdown and get important wins for the Republican Party's fiscal platform as well as fulfill promises to rein in the Biden administration.

McCarthy has been less then satisfactory as House Speaker and how he handles the next month could make or break his career. As for the Biden administration, impeachment seems to be inevitable.

Written By:
Robert Hoel

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