Sunday, May 12, 2024

Cuckoo Award

This time the award goes out to a House Republican for his seventh attempt to impeach President Biden.
Republicans concoct an odd new reason to try to impeach Biden
Some congressional Republicans want to impeach President Joe Biden over his policy toward Israel. The White House was right to call this "ridiculous."
By Steve Benen
May 10, 2024

Republican talk about impeaching President Joe Biden had, by all appearances, run its course. House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer did his best, spending more than a year searching desperately for evidence of wrongdoing, but the Kentucky congressman failed spectacularly, and even many of the Democrat’s fiercest GOP critics are moving on.


For those keeping score, there are now seven different GOP impeachment resolutions that target the president currently pending on Capitol Hill, none of which is likely to reach the House floor.
So what do they think is a smoking gun?
As best as I can tell, Mills and Cotton believe there’s a parallel between Biden’s policy and Donald Trump’s 2019 extortion scheme toward Ukraine, in which the Republican withheld security aid in the hopes of getting Ukraine to help him cheat in his 2020 re-election campaign. It's the scandal that led to Trump's first impeachment.

This is not, however, a serious argument, in large part because there’s nothing illegal about Biden’s policy, and he's not trying to leverage security aid for campaign help.
The Republicans have “High Hopes”
But he’s got high hopes, he’s got high hopes.
He’s got high apple pie, in the sky hopes.
So any time you’re gettin’ low,
‘Stead of lettin’ go,
Just remember that ant,
Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant, kerplop.

Songwriters: Sammy Cahn / Jimmy Van Heusen

 Today's Cuckoo Award goes out to the Republicans have high hopes the the seventh will be the charm.

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