The first thing that James Comer, president of the impeachment commission of Joe Biden, did was to discuss an alleged “mountain of evidence” that he took advantage of his positions to benefit his family financially.
The problem is that there is no evidence, and the suspicions are only tangential.
The president actually said in 2020—before he was in the White House—that his son Hunter did not do business in China, and it turned out to be a lie. But no one has proven that Biden knew about it or that the deals were illegal.
It is true that Biden has greeted some of his son’s colleagues in person and by phone. But no one proves that there is anything beyond politeness.
It is true that the president’s son has enjoyed high positions in companies that he seems to have been unprepared for. However, although it seems likely that Hunter took advantage of his father’s prominence, no one has proven that the father intervened in any way.
Republicans say it’s all very suspicious. The problem is that, until now, impeachments have only been presented when there is some kind of evidence and not when witnesses start being called to see what they have to say.
Biden’s reaction to the impeachment
In short, it seems to be an impeachment trial with more time ahead than immediate tension, and that is what suggests that it can be a political weapon to compensate for the effect that, at the opposite end, processes are the cause. charges against Trump.
In fact, it is only the most radical and pro-Trump sector of the Republican Party that is in favor of impeachment and who is forcing the majority of Republicans to open it in order to maintain unity and thus maintain the use of the majority.
But it is also true that President Biden has made little effort to dispel doubts about his son’s businesses. On the contrary, the public gave him a role that many in his party feared.
Now, while accusing Trump and his followers of endangering democracy and not sharing the basic foundations of the United States political system, Biden has left a facade of political darkness, accusing personal anger.
And the Republicans have stepped in, as if it were an ace up their sleeve, leaving the final decision on whether to use it or not for later, depending on the political-judicial whirlwind that will come next year.