Chuck Schumer echos well-known Donald Trump talking point characterizing the Republicans’ impeachment of Biden as a WITCH HUNT as other Democrats slam the inquiry as illegitimate
- House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced an official impeachment inquiry Tuesday into President Biden over his alleged connections to Hunter’s business
- ‘I think the impeachment inquiry is absurd,’ said top Democrat Chuck Schumer
- Trump has slammed the indictments against him as ‘politically motivated witch hunts’
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced an official impeachment inquiry Tuesday into President Biden over his alleged connections to his son Hunter’s multi-million dollar foreign business schemes.
The speaker said Republicans have amassed enough evidence that Joe has lied about his involvement in his family’s ‘culture of corruption’ and the American people need to know the truth.
Democrats were quick to condemn the action by Republicans, discounting it as a political move.
‘I think the impeachment inquiry is absurd. The American people want us to do something that will make their lives better, not go off on these chases, witch hunts,’ Schumer said Tuesday at the Democrats’ weekly press conference.
The well-known phrase – often capitalized on social media as WITCH HUNT – is used constantly by former President Trump. He recently characterized his fourth indictment for alleged interference in the 2020 election as a ‘politically motivated witch hunt’ and has criticized other investigations into him using the same phrase.
‘I have sympathy with Speaker McCarthy,’ continued Schumer. ‘He’s in a difficult position. But sometimes you got to tell these people who are way off the deep end, who have no interest in helping the American people, who just want to pursue their own witch hunts, that they can’t go forward with it. So I’m disappointed. I think it’s absurd.’
‘The bottom line is as we have said, you can only accomplish keeping the government open in a bipartisan way,’ he added.
Congress has until midnight on Sept. 30 to stave off a government shutdown by voting for a short-term spending bill known as a ‘continuing resolution.’
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Ma., slammed the impeachment probe as illegitimate, telling reporters it’s the work of ‘extremist Republicans’ working to improve their political positions.
There is ‘no basis’ for the inquiry, the senator added.
Other Democrats took a more lighthearted approach to the news.
Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania pretended to be shocked when asked by a reporter about his reaction to the impeachment inquiry, saying ‘oh my God, it’s devastating,’ and bringing his hands up to his face in feigned disbelief.
The senator then burst into laughter, jokingly saying: ‘ooooh don’t do it.’
The White House has maintained that Joe has never been involved in Hunter’s dealings and so far, the GOP has ‘turned up no evidence of wrongdoing.’
White House spokesperson Ian Sams wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, Tuesday that McCarthy’s own GOP members have said there isn’t enough evidence to begin an impeachment.
‘He vowed to hold a vote to open impeachment, now he flip flopped because he doesn’t have support. Extreme politics at its worst.’
Not all Republicans are onboard with the inquiry into Biden, and McCarthy was said not to have enough votes needed – 218 – so he launched the impeachment probe unilaterally.
The farther-right members of the GOP caucus were giving the speaker a hard time for having not launched the inquiry until September.
Last week. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., warned McCarthy could face the consequences if he tried to stop Republicans from moving forward with impeachment.
And Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., had promised to vote against funding the government if impeaching proceedings had not begun.
It will pose somewhat of a challenge to get more moderate House Republicans to back an impeachment push, which will be dead upon arrival in the Senate.
According to a new CNN poll released last week, 61 percent of Americans believe that then-VP Biden ‘had some involvement’ in Hunter’s business dealings and 42 percent responded that Joe acted ‘illegally.’
And 66 percent of respondents said that Joe Biden’s ‘actions related to his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China’ were illegal.