For John, BLUF: The Impeachment of Donald J Trump is theater all day long. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Dems Warn Against Calling Bidens to Testify: It ‘Would Be Literally Rolling a Grenade Down’ the Senate
Here is the sub-headline:
Trump allies have urged Republicans to haul the Bidens to the Hill. Not everyone thinks it’s a good idea.
From The Daily Beast, by Congressional Reporter Sam Brodey, 7 November 2019.
Here is the lede plus one:
Denate Democrats issued stark warnings on Wednesday that Republicans would severely damage the institution of Congress if they acquiesced to a push from Trump allies to haul former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter for testimony about their actions in Ukraine.So, here it is. It is OK to Impeach a duly elected President, but it isn't OK to check out what a former Vice President was up to. Because the former VEEP used to sit in the Senate, or is a Democrat, or is running for President.
A top Biden ally, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), told The Daily Beast that calling the 2020 presidential contender—who served for 35 years in the Senate—and his son for testimony “would be literally rolling a grenade down the aisle of the Senate” that would have “lasting consequences” on the upper chamber’s ability to work together.
"Look, Joe Biden is well known, widely respected, and frankly beloved by many in the Senate on both sides of the aisle,” said Coons. “The impeachment process is already disruptive enough. I think we should be approaching it with seriousness, not by entertaining conspiracy theories that are utterly unfounded. And I think it would be a very unfortunate move."
I wonder if Senator Coons understands the lasting consequences of overthrowing the will of the American voters by Impeaching President Trump?
I will let Vice President Biden have the last word.
“With Donald Trump out of the way, you’re going to see a number of my Republican colleagues have an epiphany,” Biden said on Wednesday at a fundraiser in Washington, not far from the building where Republicans had spent the last month sliming him as corrupt. “Mark my words. Mark my words.”Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff