Impeachment and Succession by Tom Reynolds
There are calls to impeach Joe Biden over the Afghanistan debacle. But if you read the Constitution, it says that the President “…shall be removed from office On Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” It says nothing about incompetence, so the Afghanistan debacle may not be a basis for impeachment.
Am I arguing against impeaching Biden on a constitutional basis?
Anything to stop Kamala Harris from becoming President.
But since the Democrats didn’t seem to have an issue with impeachment when Trump was president, will the Republicans do turnabout-is-fair-play? Again, I remind them that Kamala Harris is next in line.
Past Presidents have joked that no one would want to assassinate them because they wouldn’t want the VP to become president. Did Biden nominate Harris to keep the 25th Amendment from being used against him?
Speaking of presidential impeachment and succession, here are the potential successors to Biden, in their order of succession.
Vice President Kamala Harris. 56 Years old Senator (2017-2021) and former Attorney General (2011-2017) from California. Before that her job was being a girl friend to politically powerful men. As a presidential candidate in 2020, she was so unpopular that she couldn’t get to the Iowa caucuses before dropping out but Biden named her as VP as a sop to the radical left.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. 81 years old Representative from California since 1987. She urges an 83 years old Supreme Court Justice to retire due to age, but does not see the irony of this.
President pro tempore of the Senate Patrick Leahy. 81 years old Senator from Vermont since 1974. (See Pelosi’s previous remark on age.)
Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. 59 years old lifetime member of the D.C. Swamp. He is a major adviser on the Afghanistan debacle. He was Susan Rice’s deputy when she was Obama’s National Security advisor so he has experience taking orders from Rice. National Intelligence Director Avril Haines also worked for Rice but Haines is not in the line of succession. (For those who don’t keep up on D.C. politics, Rice is believed to be the person behind the scenes, pulling the strings on Biden and is the liaison with Barack Obama. You remember him!)
Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellin. 75 years old academic and longtime member of the Federal Reserve section of the D.C. Swamp. Appointed by Obama, President Trump thought so much of her economics that he did NOT reappoint her as Federal Reserve Chairman.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. 68 years old retired Army general who believed “sensitivity training” was such a military priority that he called a 60 days time-out for the military to discuss it. (The Taliban did not honor his time-out.) He says Critical race Theory (white people are inherently racist) is not being taught in the Military but the West Point Superintendent says it is being taught there. A major advisor on the Afghanistan debacle.
Attorney General Merrick Garland. 68 years old lawyer, longtime member of the Justice Department and federal judge since 1997. Mitch McConnell’s greatest contribution to America was preventing Garland from being appointed to the Supreme Court. Under Garland, the Department of Justice just created the position of Chief Diversity Officer and does NOT label Black Lives Matter and Antifa as Domestic Terrorists.
For your information, the FBI (a branch of the Garland’s Department of Justice) relies on the following definition of domestic terrorism: “…acts of violence that [violate] the criminal laws of the United States or any state, committed by individuals or groups without any foreign direction, and appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, or influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, and occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.”
Any resemblance to BLM and Antifa there?
Obviously, succession recently became an issue in New York State. We had previously warned that new Governor Kathy Hochul would probably veer radically left in order to win next year’s gubernatorial primary. She needed a Lieutenant Governor, so Hochul appointed an anti-police, pro-criminal, radical leftist from New York City as her Lieutenant Governor. State Senator Brian Benjamin, who will be serving as the number two in state government, has called for defunding the police, championed more rights and privileges for criminals and voted for record tax & spending increases.
Thank goodness there is a 2nd Amendment. Does anyone in government have any ties to the American Constitution, American values and American traditions?