First Lady Jill Biden had to rescue her husband the president on Wednesday when reporters began to shout questions about the impeachment inquiry into him while he stared blankly and looked nervous, refusing to answer.
The Bidens were in the middle of a cabinet meeting at the White House on Biden's cancer initiative when reporters tried to ask questions about the impeachment inquiry announced Tuesday by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (D-CA).
Video footage showed Biden silently looking around, chewing his lip, and then turning to the First Lady. Jill said something to him, he continued to ignore the reporters, and then they were escorted out of the room.
Biden has not yet commented publicly on the impeachment inquiry, but his press secretary Karine Jean Pierre has said plenty in his defense since the inquiry was announced.
The impeachment inquiry is a "baseless inquiry that the House Republicans can't even really defend themselves," she said Wednesday.
"Republicans in Congress, right they have spent all year investigating the president, that's what they've spent, and have turned up with no evidence that he did anything. I mean, that is what we heard over and over again, from their almost clear year-long investigation, and that's because the President didn't do anything wrong," she said in her daily press briefing.
McCarthy challenged an AP reporter who repeated the claim that there was "no evidence" that Biden did anything wrong or impeachable, and the video of their conversation in which she acknowledged several pieces of evidence went viral on Thursday.
AP reported that McCarthy's impeachment inquiry was launched "without evidence.” Here’s McCarthy forcing an AP reporter to admit that there was lots of evidence to support an impeachment inquiry. pic.twitter.com/lgzU1BNNlE
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) September 14, 2023
The exchange ended with the reporter asking McCarthy if the evidence showed any impeachable offense on Biden's part.
"All I’m saying is I would like to know the answer to these questions. The American public would like to know," McCarthy said, adding, "That's what an impeachment inquiry provides."
The stark contrast between McCarthy defending his actions in opening the inquiry while Biden refuses to say anything at all and his minions continue to lie about what happened will not be lost on the American people, even if they'd rather not see yet another impeachment after the two Donald Trump impeachments at the end of his term.
Biden can barely speak a coherent sentence, and will not be able to defend himself well during an inquiry into whether he received bribes and lied to the American people.
The truth is coming out more and more every day, whether the press wants to admit it or not.