Democrats are preparing to make history by impeaching President Donald Trump for the second time during his time in office. If the effort succeeds, Trump will be the first president to be impeached twice.
However, while most of the Democratic Party is eager to see the president removed from office and forbidden from ever serving again, President-elect Joe Biden is worried this whole thing might derail his legislative agenda or the confirmation of his Cabinet picks during the early days of his administration.
“I had a discussion today with some of the folks in the House and Senate,” Biden told reporters on Monday while receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. “And the question is whether or not, for example, if the House moves forward – which they obviously are – with the impeachment and sends it over to the Senate, whether or not we can bifurcate this.”
Absent a broader agreement among leadership, Senate rules dictate that during impeachment – which often lasts for weeks – senators must meet six days a week, taking only Sunday off, potentially hindering the incoming administration. Biden signaled that he was exploring ways to advance his plan to tackle the dual health and economic crises while still pursuing impeachment.
“Can we go half-day on dealing with the impeachment and half-day getting my people nominated and confirmed in the Senate?” he asked.
While Biden said he had not received an answer from the Senate parliamentarian on his request, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who will soon become the majority leader, suggested he was open to dividing time between impeachment and confirming Biden’s nominees, saying “we’ve got to move the agenda as well.”
Well, now. We wouldn’t want to see Biden’s liberal agenda get thwarted now would we? Too bad he and his minions in the Democratic Party didn’t care that much about seeing Trump’s pro-American agenda go forward.
Seeing as how that agenda actually benefited American citizens and all.
It’s going to be a long four years with this guy at the helm. Here’s to hoping we get a good crop of candidates in 2024 to beat this buffoon and his liberty hating colleagues.