A few weeks back, we made the case for impeaching Joe Biden, should he become the next president. While we stacked up the evidence against him, we also acknowledged that removing him from office would elevate Kamala Harris to the presidency, an even worse alternative than the former Obama vice president. The way around this dilemma is to impeach Harris first. Then take down Biden.
The founders wisely intended for impeachment to be difficult, and removal from office an steeper even climb. But the Democrats changed the game, frivolously impeaching President Donald Trump on charges that he withheld aid to Ukraine for political reasons, which is what Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to have done with pandemic relief funds – blocked them to hurt a political rival.
The impeachment case against the California senator doesn’t line up as solidly as does for Biden. He’s had a nearly 35-year head start in “public service” – enough time to pile up a mountain of corruption. But it appears she’s not far behind, given that she seems to have some involvement in the Huntergate scandal. According to PJ Media, an email from Biden’s son Hunter, “Reportedly Names Kamala Harris, Others as Key Contacts for ‘Joint Venture’ With China Energy Co.”
So far, all we have there is suspicion. Yet some things about Harris are known. She was an abusive prosecutor in California. She was scolded by a superior court judge for violating defendants’ rights “by covering up detrimental information about a drug-lab technician,” says the New York Post, and was supportive of a jailhouse snitch program which “tainted more than a dozen criminal cases, several of them murder trials.”
Then there were the moments when Harris simply failed to do her duty. She has been accused of refusing to prosecute some sexual abuse cases, possibly due to the involvement of powerful people who had donated to her San Francisco district attorney campaign.
Imagine someone who’s been described as “indifferent and even hostile to the basic principles of the Constitution” holding the second-most powerful government post in the country. How long will she be in the executive branch before she’s violated the Constitution in a fashion that demands impeachment a dozen or more times?
If Harris were impeached and removed from office, the next step to stop a revolving door of Democratic vice presidents, each one as wretched as the one before, would be for the Senate to deny Biden any replacements. The 25th Amendment requires a majority in both chambers of Congress to approve a president’s nominee to fill a vice presidential vacancy. If the Republicans still control the Senate after the runoff elections in Georgia, they will have the simple majority needed to block Biden’s pick.
Once Harris is gone, it’s time to impeach and seek the removal of Biden. As we wrote last month, the case against Biden in strong. From the aforementioned Huntergate to Ukrainegate to Spygate, to his participation in stealing the election, should that be demonstrated, Biden has left a trail of misconduct that can’t be ignored.
We now hear readers saying all we’re doing is setting up Nancy Pelosi to be president, since the speaker of the House is next in line for the presidency after the vice president. Not so. By the time two impeachments and two White House removals are completed, the GOP will have the majority in both congressional chambers. Remember, the president’s party almost always loses seats in Congress in mid-term elections, and the Democratic majority in the House going into 2022 is historically thin.
It’s possible that the impeachments might have to be held off until the GOP has a congressional majority. The process starts in the House and even if the Republican candidate is declared winner of the last undecided House race in the country, the GOP’s nine-seat deficit might be too high a hurdle to overcome.
We can wait two years, if necessary. Biden and Harris will do some damage in that time, but not nearly as much as they would over one or even two full Biden terms, followed by eight years of Harris.
— Written by the I&I Editorial Board