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Oops, They Did It Again? The Impeachment Tango That’s More Slip Than Grip!

Credit: Politico

In the ever-turbulent waters of Washington, the latest dance craze isn’t found on TikTok but rather on Capitol Hill, where House Republicans have been trying to lead an impeachment number against President Joe Biden. And let’s just say, it’s looking more like a stumble than a cha-cha-cha. The effort, which initially seemed like it had the momentum of a runaway train, is now showing signs of running out of steam, much to the chagrin of those who were eagerly waiting to see how the routine ended.

The whole saga began with an attempt to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, which, after a bit of a do-si-do, barely scraped by. This move was supposed to be the opening act for the main performance against Biden. But as it turns out, capturing the spotlight isn’t as easy as it seems, especially when your high-profile informant turns out to have a script that might have been ghostwritten by Russian intelligence. Talk about a plot twist!

Now, you might be wondering, “How close were they really to making this impeachment a reality?” Well, picture this: the House GOP, with their numbers tighter than a sequined costume, could only afford to lose two votes. And with Democrats recently snagging a win in New York, the math is looking more complicated than a high school algebra problem.

Rep. Don Bacon, hailing from the colorful political landscape of Nebraska, shared some insider gossip, mentioning that about 20 to 30 of his fellow Republicans aren’t exactly ready to sign up for this particular dance-off. Why, you ask? Well, according to Bacon, while Biden’s moves might raise eyebrows, pinning down an actual crime is proving to be as elusive as trying to nail Jell-O to the wall.

The plot thickened as Oversight Chair James Comer admitted on TV that the arithmetic for an impeachment encore is getting tougher by the minute. And with the conservatives still trying to choreograph a comeback by banking on future testimonies, including one from Hunter Biden, the stage is set for more drama.

But here’s the kicker: even if they manage to draft formal impeachment articles against Biden, the chances of them getting the votes to bring the house down (so to speak) are looking slimmer than a dieting snake. Rep. Patrick McHenry even pegged the odds at “less than 50 percent,” which in betting terms, isn’t exactly a safe bet.

Behind the scenes, there’s a bit of a reality check happening. Some Republicans are whispering that they haven’t seen the smoking gun evidence they’d need to lead a successful impeachment charge. And with an informant’s credibility now as crumpled as a discarded script, the plot against Biden is losing its audience fast.

So, what’s the moral of this story? In the grand theater of politics, not every act makes it to the final curtain call. And as our Capitol Hill cast learns, sometimes the spotlight is better left for those ready to perform, not just put on a show. As the GOP ponders its next moves, one thing’s for sure: the dance floor of democracy is always ready for the next number, but it takes more than fancy footwork to make history. Will they take a bow or get the hook? Only time will tell, but for now, the impeachment tango is looking more like a dance best left unperformed.