Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Friday’s episode of his podcast, “Verdict with Ted Cruz,” that there would be “multiple grounds” to impeach Old Joe Biden if the Republicans take back the House in 2022.
“If we take the House,” Cruz said, “if we take the House, which I said is overwhelmingly likely, then I think we will see serious investigations of the Biden administration.” Those investigations could lead to impeachment: “whether it’s justified or not, the Democrats weaponized impeachment. They used it for partisan purposes to go after Trump because they disagreed with him. One of the real disadvantages of doing that is the more you weaponize it and turn it into a partisan cudgel, you know what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.”
That’s true. The Constitution states that “the President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
It is unwise and a sign of the degeneration of our political system into a cesspool of corruption and influence-peddling that the Democrats have weaponized impeachment proceedings against Republican presidents who have not remotely committed treason, bribery, or any other high crimes and misdemeanors.