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Dr. Rashad Richey

National TV Political Analyst, Talk Radio Host, Univ. Prof.

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The far right is controlling McCarthy’s Biden impeachment decision

Sep 15, 2023

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Dr. Rashad Richey

National TV Political Analyst, Talk Radio Host, Univ. Prof.

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Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced that three committees will open an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. Republicans have been investigating Biden since they took control of the House but have not found concrete evidence of misconduct from the president.

According to Straight Arrow News contributor Dr. Rashad Richey, McCarthy is facing pressure from extremist House Republicans and needed to open the groundless inquiry to protect his position as Speaker of the House.

Now, I actually predicted he would make a move like this if his power was ever, well, let’s just say opposed by members of the GOP. Remember when he got elected? The extremist faction of the Republican Party people like Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert and others — said “no” to giving him the votes that he needed in order to become Speaker of the House. They held on to that “no,” and then all of a sudden, they became a “yes.” I said then, you only get that “yes” if you have made an agreement that we don’t know about.

Well, part of that agreement that we do know about is the very weak leadership formation of his speakership. How is that? Well, according to the rules designed just for him, he can literally be called to defend his seat at any time, giving him really no room to make decisions without having to calculate the political outcome of his leadership capacity. 

So, he announces the impeachment inquiry. This is red meat for the Republicans. And this is people like Matt Gaetz and others controlling the speaker which we already knew was happening. But look at what he’s citing. He’s literally citing things that happened pre-presidency. I mean, if we went pre-presidency for Donald Trump, this would be an entirely different conversation, if that happened during his tenure as the commander in chief.

All right. I got two words, feckless leadership. I’m talking about Speaker Kevin McCarthy. What has he done? He has announced an inquiry to impeach President Joe Biden. Now, I actually predicted he would make a move like this if his power was ever, well, let’s just say opposed by members of the GOP. Remember when he got elected? The extremist faction of the Republican Party people like Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, and others said no, to giving him the votes that he needed in order to become Speaker of the House, they held on to that note, and then all of a sudden, they became a yes. I say then, you only get that “yes” if you have made an agreement that we don’t know about.

 

Well, part of that agreement that we do know about, is the very weak leadership formation of his speakership. How was that? Well, according to the rules designed just for him, he can literally be called to defend his seat at any time, giving him really no room to make decisions without having to calculate the political outcome of his leadership capacity. 

 

So he announces the impeachment inquiry. This is red meat for the Republicans. And this is people like Matt Gaetz, and others controlling the speaker. Which we already knew was happening. But look at what he’s citing. He’s literally citing things that happened pre presidency. I mean, if we went pre presidency for Donald Trump, this would be an entirely different conversation, if that happened during his tenure as the commander in chief. 

 

They’re also talking about his son, Hunter Biden. I say this. Hunter Biden is not perfect. Hunter Biden is probably the most famous crackhead in America. But my pillow got smoked crack, too. According to him a whole lot of people don’t know about that. They don’t know that. He said, This is something he used to be. Why the fixation on Hunter? Because by proximity, Hunter Biden creates an adverse impact to Joe Biden. 

 

Now, if President Biden did something corrupt or illegal while being President, that is fair game. That’s my humble opinion. But if we started talking about what people did prior to the presidency or what their family members did, and it may look questionable, well, why are we not bringing up the billion dollars given to Donald Trump’s son in law after he took a job in the White House and said don’t even pay me money. Because he got his on the other side. It’s a dangerous game they’re playing, but the game is underway.

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