Impeachment

Mayorkas Impeached

Featured image This time, Republicans made sure they had the votes–just barely, as the resolution impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas passed the House by a single vote, 214-213, with three Republicans crossing over to vote against the resolution. Mayorkas thus becomes the first sitting cabinet-level official to be impeached in U.S. history. Democratic Party press outlets naturally denounced the impeachment as a political stunt, and so on. But for the most »

It’s Come to This [Updated]

Featured image From the DHS comes confirmation that the Biden administration will issue ID cards to illegal immigrants: [The Office of Immigration Program Evaluation] is leading the ICE Secure Docket Card (SDC) project, which offers a uniform, durable card provided to noncitizens upon release, and facilitates reliable access to commonly lost or damaged immigration-related paperwork. The SDC will be integrated with the Unified Immigration Portal that ICE and [Customs and Border Protection] »

Hunter Says No

Featured image The House Oversight and Judiciary Committees subpoenaed Hunter Biden to give deposition testimony at 9:30 this morning. Instead of responding to the subpoena, Hunter gave a press conference in Washington at which he claimed to be ready to proceed, instead, with a public committee hearing. Of course there was no such hearing in progress before which he could have testified. Hunter went on offense, repeatedly attacking “MAGA Republicans” who are »

Should Republicans Impeach Biden?

Featured image The House has started an inquiry into the impeachment of President Biden. I think that is a good idea, in order to continue turning up evidence of Joe Biden’s corruption. But should the House actually proceed to vote for impeachment, resulting in a futile trial in the Senate? The Wall Street Journal says No, headlining “Americans Don’t Want Another Impeachment Fight. Voters say partisan battles are distracting lawmakers from fixing »

Speaking of proof

Featured image What is proof? In common parlance, “proof” is evidence. Evidence may be direct or circumstantial. The shiftless Adam Schiff to the contrary notwithstanding, there is no in between. Evidence consists of testimony or exhibits that tend to make the existence or nonexistence of a relevant fact more likely than not. I took up the law of evidence (focusing on hearsay) here in connection with the House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing »

Where’s the Proof?

Featured image Speaker Kevin McCarthy has announced the commencement of an impeachment inquiry. In response, the Biden administration wrote its press lackeys, instructing them in how they should cover the proceedings: “Covering impeachment as a process story – Republicans say X, but the White House says Y – is a disservice to the American public who relies on the independent press to hold those in power accountable,” Sams wrote in the letter, »

A Twitter Files footnote (5)

Featured image RealClearPolitics reporter Paul Sperry was suspended from Twitter a few months Adam Schiff sought his banning as a result of his entirely accurate reporting for RCP. We learned of Schiff’s behind-the-scenes efforts in part 12 of the Twitter Files per Matt Taibbi. Now Sperry explains and responds in the fantastic New York Post column “How Democrat Adam Schiff abused his power to demand I be kicked off Twitter simply due »

Impeach Biden?

Featured image Everyone thinks Republicans will win control of the House in November, despite possible shifts in the Democrats’ favor in recent weeks. If the GOP does take control, an obvious question is: will Joe Biden be impeached? Should he be? On those questions, Rasmussen reports poll numbers that seem remarkable, based on a survey of 1,000 likely voters: The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of »

Should We Impeach Biden?

Featured image Everyone expects Republicans to recapture the House of Representatives in November, and I have no reason to disagree. This raises the question: assuming Republicans do control the House, should they impeach Joe Biden? That Biden has committed impeachable offenses seems beyond dispute. He has deliberately opened the Southern border, in defiance of our immigration laws, and has compounded the offense by distributing illegal aliens around the country. Most recently, Biden »

Impeach Brandon?

Featured image The Founders envisaged impeachment as an extraordinary remedy, and for almost all of our history it has remained such. But of the last nine presidents preceding Joe Biden, three have been impeached or imminently threatened with impeachment. The Democrats impeached Donald Trump twice, for no particular reason other than the fact that they controlled the House of Representatives. So it is not out of bounds to ask whether Republicans should »

The Apocalypse Is Here

Featured image I am a day or two late with this, but it is still worth noting: the Transportation Security Administration accepts arrest warrants as identification for illegal aliens who board airplanes in the U.S.: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) disclosed to a congressional office that illegal migrants flying without proper identification can use an arrest warrant as an alternate form of identification when presenting to airport security, according to a letter »

The Decline of Crony Socialism and the Future of Impeachment

Featured image Guest hosting for Dan Proft last night on the Salem network, one of my guests was former Congressman Thaddeus McCotter, who talked about the decline of crony socialism. An optimistic take? Yes, and that is what we need these days: I did several monologues, of which this was the longest. It is about the future of impeachment, now that the Democrats have dramatically lowered the bar. It may not be »

This impeachment was not a witch hunt

Featured image After his acquittal by the Senate, Donald Trump called the proceeding “yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country.” Trump is wrong. The second impeachment was no witch hunt. In January 2020, at the time of the first impeachment trial, Trump was riding high. The Democrats wanted to knock him back a peg. In January 2021, the Democrats would have been content to see »

Should Republicans Impeach Biden and Harris?

Featured image Now that impeachment is just one more card in the political deck, to be played by whichever party controls the House of Representatives, the question naturally arises: what should Republicans do when they retake control of the House, very likely in 2022? Lindsay Graham warns that if the Democrats could impeach Donald Trump with the false assertion that he incited violence, a far stronger claim along the same lines can »

Richard Burr puts “Senate precedent” above the Constitution

Featured image Today, Sen. Richard Burr joined six other Republicans in voting to convict President Trump of an impeachable offense. I understand the vote of the other six and consider it defensible, though not how I would have voted. Unlike the other six, however, Burr previously voted that the trial should not proceed because it is unconstitutional to impeach a president who is no longer in office. But now, Burr has voted »

For Mike Pence, “a strange new respect”

Featured image During his presentation to the Senate, House impeachment manager Rep. Joaquin Castro showed footage of Mike Pence moving away from the angry mob that attacked the Capitol. Castro unctuously declared, “Mike Pence is not a traitor to this country — he is a patriot.” Before last month, did any Democrat ever suggest that Mike Pence is a patriot? I daresay none did, until he became a prop in the impeachment »

Trump defense team bounces back [UPDATED]

Featured image The defense of Donald Trump at his impeachment trial got off to a rocky start earlier this week. There’s no denying that. Today, however, the defense team came back strong in its closing argument. Trump’s lawyers used only about two and half hours of their allotted 16 to respond to the House managers’ case. That was enough to demolish it and to show the dishonesty of the managers’ presentation. Below »