(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C. faced intense scrutiny for her apparent opposition to the launch of an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden.
In an interview with Fox News’s Dagen McDowell, Mace warned that the impeachment articles would not get a conviction in the Democratic-controlled Senate, despite the growing evidence implicating Biden in an alleged bribery scandal.
“Bribery is one of the bases for an impeachment inquiry or article of impeachment in Article II, Section Four of the Constitution,” Mace told McDowell on Sunday Morning Futures before suggesting that the decision to pursue impeachment should be based on the likelihood of success in the Senate rather than the damning evidence at hand.
“But the problem, Dagen, as you know, is we will never get 60 votes in a Democrat-controlled Senate no matter how much evidence we present,” Mace added. Later in the interview, Mace said the House Oversight Committee and House Judiciary Committee should continue investigating but release the evidence to the public.
Critics were quick to pounce on Mace’s statement. Prominent Twitter account Catturd criticized her, saying, “Talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk – do nothing. – the worthless Republican Party.” Others pointed out that the decision to impeach should be driven by the presence of evidence rather than political calculations.
Political consultant Andrew Beck chimed in, stating, “The best place for the American people to see the evidence is during an impeachment trial. Enough excuses.” Many expressed concerns that without an official impeachment inquiry, allegations against Biden might not receive adequate attention from the media.
In previous remarks, Mace claimed that impeachment talk places the House GOP majority at risk ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
“Every time we walk the plank, we are putting moderate members, members [in Biden-won districts]. We are putting those seats at risk for 2024. We are putting the majority at risk,” Mace said in July during an interview on Fox News Sunday with Shannon Bream.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has taken a different approach, promising to force a House vote on an impeachment inquiry against Biden. This move contrasts with Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s, D-Calif., strategy during the Trump administration, where she initiated two impeachment proceedings against then-President Donald Trump.
Biden, along with the support of House Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has dismissed the impeachment threats. In an interview with the New York Times, McConnell stated, “Impeachment ought to be rare,” adding, “This is not good for the country.”