In a twist of fate, the Democrats are now feeling the pressure of a potential impeachment inquiry. After House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced the House’s intention to investigate President Joe Biden, it’s clear that former Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have regretted her decision to forgo a House impeachment vote in 2019 for President Trump. McCarthy is now using Pelosi’s own precedent against her and her Democratic colleagues, putting President Biden’s fate in the hands of a Republican majority.
This situation demonstrates the dangers of using temporary power advantageously for both parties. The Democrats, who were so eager to commence an impeachment inquiry against Trump, are now facing the same scrutiny. McCarthy is unwilling to back down, despite pressure from his own party.
The Democrats must be wishing for a do-over right about now. The revelations compelling the impeachment inquiry won’t be comfortable for any of them, especially President Biden and his family.
Byron York, chief political correspondent of the Washington Examiner, summed up the Democrats’ undoing in a social media post. He recalled how Speaker Pelosi insisted that there was no requirement to hold an authorizing vote during the 2019 impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Now, McCarthy is merely following suit, and there is nothing unfair about it. The amount of evidence supporting such an inquiry is substantial, despite Democrats’ attempts to downplay it.
McCarthy is not acting hastily either. It is evident to anyone paying attention that President Biden is involved in this mess through his son, Hunter Biden. There have been numerous allegations of pay-to-play actions between the two. As they enjoyed the benefits of their dubious acts, many Americans continued to suffer from rising inflation.
Pelosi likely never anticipated the current situation. Even she couldn’t have predicted how bold and foolish President Biden would be, especially considering the involvement of his unpredictable son. Hunter’s vices and behavior have compromised the Biden re-election campaign and the overall Democratic ticket.
Unsurprisingly, panic has set in among the Democrats. Vice President Kamala Harris could potentially assume the presidential role if the impeachment occurs. Losing the White House to the Republicans would be a significant setback for the Democrats and their agenda.
Pelosi didn’t consider these consequences when she devised the plan to impeach Trump. Her intentions were purely political, aimed at building support among vulnerable members of her party and possibly gaining a few Republican votes to make the inquiry bipartisan. Unfortunately for her, that plan failed.
The drama continues with an unexpected plot twist, and the Democrats are no longer in control of the outcome. They have brought this situation upon themselves.
It’s important to note that this article was originally published on The Western Journal’s website.