As President Joe Biden faces scrutiny over his handling of classified documents, he has at least one piece of leverage that could shield him from facing impeachment inquiries, according to Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) — and that’s Vice President Kamala Harris.
Although House Republicans may be itching to impeach Biden, many are hesitant to do so because of their negative view of Harris, Boebert told G3 Box News on Wednesday.
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“Kamala Harris is Biden’s shrewd insurance policy,” Boebert said. “Joe Biden has failed the American people, and he’s keeping some members from calling for impeachment by having a historically unpopular vice president.”
Boebert’s comments come as Biden faces investigations after classified documents were found in his private office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement and his personal residence in Wilmington, Delaware.
Some of the documents obtained from Biden’s think tank office reportedly include intelligence and briefing materials on “topics including Ukraine, Iran, and the United Kingdom,” according to CNN. Although it’s not clear what information that may entail, it could open Biden up to accusations that he jeopardized national security.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Robert Hur as special counsel to investigate the documents on Jan. 5, giving him the authority to analyze the materials extensively and prosecute any wrongdoing if necessary.
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If Biden is accused of wrongdoing, Republicans could use that as a vessel to file impeachment articles against the president. If he is convicted and removed from office, Harris would then be appointed president — something Boebert said is hindering the GOP from pushing for his impeachment.
“Both have failed to faithfully uphold and execute the law, and both should be held fully accountable,” Boebert said.