Senate Republicans Signal That They Will Squash Any House Effort To Impeach Biden
Senate Republicans have made it clear that any effort to impeach Biden or his cabinet will die quickly in the Senate.
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Senate Republicans Have Zero Interest In Biden Impeachment
Senate Republicans have not been hiding their disinterest in impeaching Biden or members of his cabinet, but they are making it expressly clear that if House Republican majority manages by some miracle to find the votes to impeach Biden, they may help Democrats kill any impeachment trial quickly in the Senate.
While House GOP leaders feel intense pressure from their Donald Trump-aligned base and colleagues to impeach President Joe Biden or a top member of his Cabinet, many of the party’s senators want nothing to do with it. In fact, some Republican senators are openly signaling that even if impeachment managed to squeak through the House, it would quickly die in their chamber — and not just at the hands of the Democratic majority.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a close ally of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, said he “hadn’t really given any thought” to impeaching Biden or a Cabinet official like Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, whom Kevin McCarthy singled out last month as a primary target of future House investigations. Cornyn said he hasn’t seen any actions that meet the bar for an impeachable offense: “Not really, no.”
House Republicans already know that they can’t pass legislation. If they can’t get an impeachment trial in the Senate, the consequences would be potentially devastating.
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