Earlier this month, the United States House of Representatives officially sanctioned its inquiry into the potential impeachment of President Joe Biden. The investigation, approved by a party-line vote of 221-212 in the Republican-controlled chamber, aims to examine whether Biden received any undue advantages from his son Hunter Biden’s international business ventures. Notably, Hunter Biden declined an invitation to testify privately.
This decision faced immediate opposition from Democrats, although columnist Byron York from the Washington Examiner highlighted the fact that a few years ago, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a comparable choice by initiating an impeachment inquiry against then-President Donald Trump.
“On October 15, 2019, three weeks after unilaterally declaring an impeachment inquiry, Speaker Pelosi, backed by Adam Schiff, insisted there was no requirement to hold an authorizing vote, and she would not hold an authorizing vote,” he tweeted.
Pelosi, in a recent encounter with MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell, displayed her displeasure regarding Republicans’ pursuit of impeaching President Biden based on alleged connections to his son Hunter’s business affairs.
Although Pelosi had previously advocated for impeachment proceedings against Trump during his tenure, she swiftly dismissed the notion of impeaching Biden. Her reasoning stemmed from the purported accomplishments of Biden’s administration.
MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell asked Pelosi, “How do you feel about the push by the House Republicans—many of them—the Speaker certainly, you know, certainly flirted with this idea of impeachment proceedings against President Biden because of unfounded allegations that he was involved with his son Hunter’s businesses?”
Pelosi became visibly frustrated, stating, “Well, let’s just…” Though Mitchell continued.
The host added, “As you well know, you were very cautious about starting impeachment proceedings for the very reason that once you start in a special committee or the judiciary committee, it’s very hard to stop that process.”
Pelosi then tried deflecting from the question, replying “With all due respect to your question, this is frivolous; this is a diversionary tactic.”
Pelosi then tried to pivot toward Biden’s economy, “They just can’t stand the fact we have a job report of over nearly 200,000 jobs today, that unemployment is three-and-a-half percent, that 18 straight months of unemployment are under 4 percent.”
Pelosi added, “We’re talking about 13.4 million jobs created with Joe Biden in the White House and working with the Congressional Democrats.”
She then went on to state, “They have to change the subject, and they have nothing to offer the American people in terms of jobs and the rest. They talk about it, but then they change the subject when it’s time to deliver.”
She kept going: “It’s really sad. I wish the Republican Party would be—someone would take it back—that we’d have a real Republican Party. It’s up to them to decide what it is. But it shouldn’t be a cult.”
“It shouldn’t be a cult to somebody frivolous with the law and his puppets,” she concluded, clearly referencing Trump.