A report shows Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), a member of the House Freedom Caucus, said on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper that some voters were seeking an impeachment of President Joe Biden as “revenge” for the two impeachments of Donald Trump, the previous president.
Tapper said that the Republican leadership in the House is pushing to begin a probe specifically targeting President Biden, and Buck made headlines last month when he noted budget talks were being sidetracked by talk of impeachment. He then asked Buck how talk of an impeachment probe was being received among his fellow Republicans and his constituents.
Buck said he assumed the Speaker was preparing to order an impeachment investigation to proceed.
Buck said in Colorado, people are divided on this subject. Many are motivated by the knowledge that President Trump was impeached twice by the House and twice acquitted by the Senate. Buck said he doesn’t believe that reason justifies an impeachment probe or impeachment of President Biden. Since impeachment hasn’t been taken seriously as it was 150 or 200 years ago, I believe there’s more of a hunger on the right for it today.
According to a recent CNN/SSRS survey, an overwhelming majority of Republican voters do not believe that the allegations against former President Donald Trump in any criminal convictions are relevant when evaluating his fitness to serve as commander-in-chief.
According to Republican voters, the case brought against Trump by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on 34 charges of falsifying company documents is the weakest.
Only 8% think the allegations are serious enough to disqualify him, while 20% say they raise serious questions about his fitness for office. Seventy percent of respondents do not believe the matter affects his suitability for office.
Notable critics of Bragg’s argument include Trump opponents, including 2016 challenger Jeb Bush and Republican senator Mitt Romney of Utah. Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, said the case may collapse before trial. Simply put, since there is no ‘there’ there.