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Impeachment Should Start With Kamala Harris

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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

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20 comments

  • The I&I Board has jumped the shark with their proposals to impeach in todays article. I will now look on anything the Board has to say with increased skepticism. I was with you up to now.

    • Ha, ha, ha. The Washington Post gleefully reported on Inauguration Day of efforts to impeach Trump. Democrats, like the loony Auntie Maxine Waters, suggested impeachment before the election. Other Democrats jumped on board and they tried for 3 years to remove Trump from office. If you’re so offended, stop reading on this site.

    • I don’t agree that I&I has jumped the shark as you claim, but it appears that there is an underlying conclusion that is obviously wrong. That conclusion is that all GOP members will vote the same.

      I don’t see evidence that GOP members of Congress can be counted on to ‘come to the rescue’, as it were, looking at the way Clinton escaped removal in his Senate trial with a GOP majority in the Senate..

  • What a coincidence! I just posted a tweet yesterday with this same scenario (I called it a sci-fi movie) except I had a brave House elect a Republican speaker now because of Pelosi’s covid corruption. And that speaker selected Trump as VP. I know, wild, huh? But, it’s still not as bat-you-know-what-crazy as the rage-induced insane garbage the Dems fabricated against Trump, Cavanaugh, Flynn and countless others. They’re good at that. Now, its our turn.

  • You rival for fantastical reasoning and impracticality the Russian collusion delusion Democrats engineered to delegitimize Trump’s election and his impeachment in a fit of pique when the delusion was shattered by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. However, I applaud your vigor and desire for discrediting the thoroughly inadequate Harris; there are many weak links in the nascent Biden presidency, but she is the most lame. So, my friends, soldier on but keep away from the cannabis.

  • Cart before the horse much? Without a GOP majority in the house, the plan fails at step #1.

  • How canI respond to this article and keep it civil?
    Democrats won’t impeach a Democrat.
    That’s not the way Washington operates.
    Hit the trash bin.

  • Rather than have to impeach our way to a decent president, why don’t we just hold a national election now and then and directly choose someone that pleases a majority of the voters?

    What/ Oh … Right.

    Okay, seriously. Who actually thinks we won’t be so deep in destructive leftisms — open borders, gun bans/seizures, packing the Supreme Court for example — within the first year that we’ll have spun up a dandy little civil war?

  • Harris should be removed from office of VP due to her not being a natural born citizen. Neither of her parents were citizens and according to the constitution, vp must be natural born, ie, both parents citizens. The definition of NB was clarified in 1874 by the scotus. (www.usnaturalborncitizen.com/minor.html)
    She is a US citizen, but not a natural born citizen. She is also a jamaican citizen, which is also illegal for a vp.
    The 14th amendment does not address natural born status.

  • “Remember, the president’s party almost always loses seats in Congress in mid-term elections…”

    Really? Have you already forgotten the 2020? After stealing a Presidential election do you really think the Democrat Party will step back and say ‘Okay, we have to have fair elections now?”

    I think it is highly doubtful we will ever see conservatives in Congress again. The Republican party will remain. But it will forever be a lapdog for Democrats similar to the 1960’s and 70’s.

  • If Georgia sends two Democrats to Congress, it will prove that corruption is so deep that no Republican can ever be elected in any election in the United States again.

  • Harris was born to two student immigrants, only one of which ever, much later, became an American citizen. It does not take a vivid imagination to understand the reason why only the president is required to be a “natural born citizen” in the Constitution. It is to prevent those with no heritage of loyalty to the United State from becoming its government’s CEO.

  • It’s too bad there weren’t more Republican Senators willing to do the heavy lifting to make America great again.

  • The Republican party is primarily : : The Democratic party is primarily ” ” . Fill in the blank spots.

  • Why bother? Will we really be getting anything better from the House Republicans? As long as the GOPe still retains control of the party, then there is no significant benefit for your average middle-class white working man to vote GOP.

    • Under Article II, Section 1, Clause 6, if both the president and vice president are removed then whoever “acts as” president thereafter only does so until “a President shall be elected.”

  • It’s not going to happen! Even if the Republicans retain control of the Senate, the House still belongs to Pelosi and crew. Even if, by some miracle, the House impeaches, you will need the super majority in the Senate to convict. It won’t happen!

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