Almost 70 percent of Republican voters say the House of Representatives should impeach President Joe Biden if their party takes over the chamber in the 2022 midterms — doubling the number of all other Americans who say the same.

— Mediaite 

“Shock poll,” the headline screeches. But how is it shocking at all? This is where we’re at in American politics, and it isn’t going to end until we manage to find some level-headed adults in the room.

It started when Republicans impeached Bill Clinton — a needless congressional political stunt that put the nation through unnecessary turmoil. Democrats were anxious to get even, and some tried more than once to impeach George W. Bush but the efforts didn’t gain momentum. So when “Russian collusion” became all the buzz after Donald Trump’s election in 2016, the same Democrats were up to their own tricks, with new ammo.

Don’t forget that Democrats needlessly impeached Trump not once, but twice. Even if you could make the case that the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol was a crime that Trump was complicit in, he was an outgoing president — and the Senate was not going to convict, so the House impeachment was completely unnecessary. And the first impeachment was even more unnecessary, based on completely trumped-up charges (no pun intended). It was nothing more than a political stunt fueled by the left’s disdain for Trump in particular and conservative ideology in general.

So are we surprised that Republicans are now calling for Biden’s head on the silver platter of impeachment? It was completely predictable — even if inflation and gas prices hadn’t gone through the roof. If Republicans try it (I’d like to say they won’t, but nothing surprises me in Congress any more), it will be just as unnecessary as the Democrats’ impeachment of Trump. But being the “bigger man” has ceased to matter in American politics. And when there’s a Republican in the White House again, Democrats will be calling for his impeachment, too. Around and around we go.

Published On: May 23rd, 2022Categories: Politics

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About the Author: Ben Garrett

I am a journalist and erstwhile web designer from East Tennessee. Home is on the eastern border of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. I write for a living, but not here ... because nobody is paying money for my opinions (except the New York Post, just once, and Donald Trump retweeted it).