Something from Biden’s past came back to bite the Democrats on Impeachment
Despite what the Democrats and the fake news media claim, Joe Biden is a central player in impeachment.
But it wasn’t for the reason anyone thinks.
And now something from Joe Biden’s past just came back to bite the Democrats on impeachment.
Democrats’ latest impeachment talking point is that there cannot be a fair trial without new witnesses and without a fair trial the President cannot claim exoneration.
That talking collapsed because of something none other than Joe Biden wrote.
Back in January 1999, when the Senate was debating the structure of Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial, Biden circulated a memo to his colleagues arguing the Senate was well within its rights to hold a trial and call no witnesses.
“The Senate may dismiss articles of impeachment without holding a full trial or taking new evidence. Put another way, the Constitution does not impose on the Senate the duty to hold a trial,” Biden wrote.
Biden argued that a trial with no witnesses could be described as a fair trial.
“In a number of previous impeachment trials, the Senate has reached the judgment that its constitutional role as a sole trier of impeachments does not require it to take new evidence or hear live witness testimony,” Biden added.
Biden’s memo was the final cherry on top for many Republicans.
It allowed Republican Senators to kill two birds with one stone.
Republicans could cite the “Biden rule” on impeachment to move to a quick end to the impeachment farce by acquitting President Trump and defang a talking point Democrats and the Fake News Media planned to wield as a club against the GOP in 2020.
[Courtesy: Renewed Right. This was written before President Trump was acquitted by the Republican majority Senate while the House, with the Democrat majority had earlier impeached him.]