In the eyes of many Americans, President Joe Biden has committed multiple “high crimes and misdemeanors” for which he should be impeached and removed from office.
Now a new poll has shown that, perhaps for the first time since he took office, a majority of American voters believe that Biden should face impeachment and removal proceedings, WND reported.
That said, the survey also revealed that fewer than half of those polled believed that House Republicans would actually follow through on their repeated vows to impeach Biden once they have presumably regained control of Congress after the midterm elections.
The majority support impeachment, but fewer think it will happen
Rasmussen Reports surveyed 1,000 likely voters between Aug. 31-Sept. 1, with a margin of error of 3 percent, to gauge where the American public stands on the issue of impeachment with regard to President Biden.
It found that 52 percent supported impeachment, including 38 percent who “strongly” support the effort, compared to 42 percent who were opposed to impeaching Biden, including 30 percent who were “strongly” against the idea.
According to the Washington Examiner, the 52 percent who support a Biden impeachment was comprised of 77 percent of Republicans, 50 percent of independents, and even 32 percent of Democrats.
However, the Examiner further noted how the Rasmussen survey showed that, despite the adamant insistence of some House Republicans that a Biden impeachment would be a top priority, there was a noticeable drop in the number of those who thought House Republicans would actually fulfill that promise.
Only 47 percent of those polled believed that a Republican-controlled Congress would actually make good on their vows to impeach Biden, compared to 43 percent who believed the GOP wouldn’t follow through, which included roughly a third of Republican voters.
Preparations are already underway for Biden’s impeachment
As for those stated intentions of House Republicans to impeach President Biden once they have regained control of Congress, The Hill reported in August that some were already making preparations to draft formal articles of impeachment to be filed after the next term began in January.
Some of the push to impeach Biden is admittedly an act of political retribution in response to the twice-failed impeachment and removal efforts of House Democrats against former President Donald Trump, but even still there appear to be legitimate offenses and violations of duty for which Biden ought to be held accountable.
That includes Biden’s apparent refusal to fully enforce laws on border security and immigration, his utter mismanagement of the chaotic and deadly withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, his unconstitutional extension of the pandemic-related eviction moratorium, and his alleged connections to the corrupt business dealings of his son Hunter Biden with foreign nationals, among other things.
Of course, Republicans will have to do more than just take back control of the House in order to impeach Biden, as they’ll then have to surmount an arguably even bigger obstacle in the way of accountability — convincing hesitant moderates and establishment leaders to actually support the effort instead of ignoring or undermining it.