GOP Rep. Boebert: ‘Harris is Biden’s shrewd insurance policy’

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) just explained why it is that Vice President Kamala Harris is a “shrewd insurance policy” for President Joe Biden against impeachment. 

Boebert did so during a recent interview with Fox News Digital.

Biden’s insurance policy

During her interview with Fox News Digital, Boerbert argued that “Kamala Harris is Biden’s shrewd insurance policy.”

Boebert went on to explain what she means, which is, essentially, that Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives might be hesitant to impeach Biden because, if Biden were to be successfully removed from office, the country would be stuck with Harris as president.

“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 said.

Boebert concluded by arguing that both Biden and Harris “have failed to faithfully uphold and execute the law,” and that, therefore, “both should be held fully accountable.”

Background

This comes as President Biden continues to face intense criticism for having in his possession numerous classified documents that come from his time as vice president under former President Barack Obama.

Those classified documents – some of which were marked “top-secret” – were found at Biden’s private office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement and at his personal residence in Wilmington, Delaware.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched a special counsel investigation into the matter. And, House Republicans, with their new majority, have launched an investigation of their own.

It is a possibility that this classified documents scandal could become a legitimate basis for impeaching Biden.

Harris’s historic unpopularity

Boebert is not really exaggerating when she says that Harris is “a historically unpopular vice president.” By now, it has been well established that Harris is one of the most unpopular vice presidents in history.

According to Real Clear Politics, Harris currently has an average favorability rating of only 37.4% and an average unfavorability rating of 52.6%. And, these figures have been much worse. Harris’s favorability, in fact, on some polls, has dropped below 30%.

In order to have a favorability rating this low, it is not enough to just be disliked by the other party. One has to also be disliked by a sizeable percentage of one’s own party – and it would certainly appear that Harris is.

This helps to explain why the prospect of Harris taking over for Biden is enough to make a Republican House member second guess impeaching Biden. The country has indeed been in bad shape under Biden, but, if anyone can make things worse it would be Harris.