Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is predicting that Joe Biden will be impeached in November over his administration’s handling of the immigration crisis US-Mexico border. Writes Martin Walsh
“You have stood down ICE and you’ve stood down Border Patrol, and guess what? That’s the impeachment hearing I want to hear,” Bannon said on Monday during an episode on his War Room podcast.
“You’re going to sit there day after day and week after week and we’re going to bring the witnesses,” Bannon continued, in an attack that appeared to be aimed at Biden. “We’re going to bring the witnesses of what you did to this country and what you did on the southern border.”
“Preserve your documents because after impeachment, they’re going to put you up on criminal charges. Criminal charges for allowing this country to be invaded by your actions,” Bannon said.
“Acts of commission not acts of omission,” said Bannon. “We’re not going to back down, so write it down. This November is about one thing: it’s impeaching Joe Biden to stop this madness and to stop this illegitimate regime from destroying our nation.”
Customs and Border Protection data reveals that agents apprehended nearly 2 million immigrants entering the country illegally along the US-Mexico border during the 2021 calendar year.
For context, that figure is up from nearly 1 million illegal aliens apprehended in the 2019 calendar year.
Bannon’s remarks come weeks after Republican Sen. Ted Cruz suggested that Biden will be impeached if Republicans win back control of Congress in 2022.
The Texas Republican made his prediction during his most recent “Verdict with Ted Cruz” episode, adding that he is “very optimistic about 2022,” going on to say, “I put the odds of the Republicans winning the House at 90/10 and it may even be higher than that.”
He also said that Biden’s impeachment could feasibly take place next year if the Republicans take the lower chamber, noting that “if we take the House, which I said is overwhelmingly likely, then I think we will see serious investigations of the Biden administration.”
And those probes will likely lead to articles of impeachment, Cruz indicated.
Regarding the possibility of impeachment, the Texas senator said that he thinks there’s a chance, noting that “whether it’s justified or not, the Democrats weaponized impeachment” against then-President Donald Trump, who was impeached a record two times and both times for bogus allegations of “wrongdoing.”
“They used it for partisan purposes to go after [former President Donald] 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,” Cruz noted.
“I think there will be enormous pressure on a Republican House to begin impeachment proceedings. I think there are potentially multiple grounds to consider for impeachment. Probably the most compelling is the utter lawlessness is President Biden to enforce the border. His decision to just deify immigration laws,” Cruz continued, outright predicting that Republicans will retaliate against Democrats for impeaching Trump.
“That’s probably the strongest grounds right now for impeachment but there may be others,” he noted further.