The Senate wants to make sure any impeachment case brought by the House against President Joe Biden is “convictable” and that “we don’t play politics,” Sen. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., said Monday.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, D-Calif., last week announced that House Republicans are launching an official impeachment inquiry after months of investigations into the business dealings of Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
“The bar is very high for impeachment. It should be,” Mullin said. “One thing Republicans are not going to do — we’re not going to play politics with the impeachment process, like [former House Speaker, California Democrat] Nancy Pelosi did.
“This is very serious issues and for the Biden administration — especially for Biden saying, ‘Good luck’ when he was asked about it — they better be taking this serious because this is going to hit him in the face.”
Mullin said the Senate is “100% open” to an impeachment trial.
“I think I’ll speak very bluntly when it when it comes to that people in the Senate right now, what we don’t want to do is play games with it,” he said. “If they [the House] send us something from the impeachment process that we can convict him on, great. But make sure you send us a solid case.
“We saw the Democrats play politics with this. … We’re saying, ‘Let me let’s make sure that it’s convictable.’ It’s not a simple majority. Remember, two thirds of the Senate has to move forward.”
Mullin also advised the House “stay on message.”
“Let’s not get ahead of the evidence,” he said. “What happens a lot of times with politicians … we get ahead of the evidence, and we start making assumptions that we can’t always fulfill. What we want to make sure [is] that we’re following evidence and message that correctly.”
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