Donald Trump abused the powers of the president more than anyone who’s ever held the office. As a result, he was impeached twice, only surviving because of the hyperpartisan nature of the current political climate.But the fact that Trump was impeached has emboldened Republicans to constantly threaten the process. Politicians like Lindsey Graham and members of the Conservative media count on their supporters not knowing how impeachment works. So on Wednesday, Mitch McConnell had to explain that Biden won’t be impeached or removed from office.
The senate minority leader told reporters, “there isn’t going to be an impeachment. I think the way these behaviors get adjusted in this country is at the ballot box. The President is not going to be removed from office with a Democratic House and a narrowly Democratic Senate. That’s not going to happen.”
This stand in stark contrast to comments made by Lindsey Graham last night on Sean Hannity’s show. The South Carolina senator recently called for Biden’s impeachment, saying, “I think it’s a dereliction of duty to leave hundreds of Americans behind enemy lines, turn them into hostages, to abandon thousands of Afghans who fought honourably along our side, to create conditions for another 9/11 that are now through the roof.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.