this is an absolutely fantastic question from a reporter to Speaker Johnson that exposes the baselessness of House Republicans' impeachment push (note how Johnson just ignores it and changes the topic) pic.twitter.com/YYGnATGdo7
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 29, 2023
MAGA Mike can, and will, lie and smarm and lie some more, no matter how obvious his lies are. This is golden, for today’s GOP. He’s probably earned himself a free pass from the Angry Toddler Tantrum Caucus for at least another round or two of budget ‘debate’ — he might even still hold the Speakership until January, assuming no really revolting skeletons fall out of his ‘Louisiana constitutional lawyer and proud evangelical’ closet before then.
I had already written about the dubiousness of the GOP impeachment push today, but then James Comer said something so egregiously dishonest that I figured it deserved to be broken out separately.
— Philip Bump (@pbump) November 29, 2023
Philip Bump, at the Washington Post, “James Comer’s most dishonest Biden attack yet” [gift link]:
During a news conference Wednesday morning, House Republican leaders escalated their push to impeach President Biden. Those efforts have proved to be a pastiche of superficial allegations, relying heavily on investigatory work that predates the formal impeachment inquiry and that primarily implicates his son, Hunter Biden, in some questionable activity. But if you tell your fervently anti-Biden base of support you are going to try to impeach the guy, you have to try to impeach him.
The intent of the news conference was to show progress. They unveiled a logo for the investigation and pledged a new website containing the evidence they had accumulated to date. The most noteworthy element of the news conference, though, was a revelation about how dishonest they were willing to be to insinuate wrongdoing by the president.