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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Impeachment Inquiry

Our 2020 book is titled Divided We Stand: The 2020 Elections and American Politics.  Among other things, it discusses the state of the partiesThe state of the GOP is not good.   Riley Rogerson at The Daily Beast:

House Republicans are going all-in on President Joe Biden’s impeachment, with a nearly unanimous House GOP gambling Wednesday that voters will reward and not punish their impeachment inquiry into the president despite a yearslong investigation that has, thus far, not delivered any real evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors.

By a straight party-line vote of 221-212, Republicans formalized the effort to unearth—so far unsubstantiated—impeachable links between Biden and the shady business dealings of his son, Hunter.

The vote marks a shift for centrist Republicans who reportedly squirmed earlier this year at having to go on the record with the Biden impeachment inquiry vote under former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). The since-deposed speaker weaseled his way around that dilemma by initiating an impeachment inquiry without subjecting his vulnerable colleagues to an uncomfortable floor vote.

But under new Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), the House charged ahead with a floor vote shepherded by the chairmen of the Oversight Committee, the Judiciary panel, and Ways and Means—James Comer (R-KY), Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Jason Smith (R-MO), respectively.