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Huckabee warns Biden GOP impeachment could result in ‘political disaster’

By Jake Beardslee · November 29, 2023

In brief…

  • Mike Huckabee warned impeaching Biden without bipartisan support could backfire on Republicans
  • He advised continuing the inquiry but focusing on messaging to voters
  • Hunter Biden offered to testify publicly but the Committee chair rejected his terms
  • Republicans have been unable to directly tie the president to Hunter's foreign dealings
  • Experts previously said evidence is currently lacking to impeach Biden
Former Gov. Mike Huckabee cautioned Republicans that impeaching Biden on partisan lines could be disastrous.  Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia

Former Republican Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee warned this week that impeaching President Biden without bipartisan support could backfire on the GOP. “There’s no point” in impeaching Biden in the House when “the case is not going to go anywhere in the Senate, where Democrats hold a majority,” Huckabee stated Tuesday in an interview with Just the News, No Noise’. “All it becomes is a political disaster.”

Huckabee advised that the ongoing impeachment inquiry led by House Republicans should continue collecting evidence regarding Biden’s ties to China and his son Hunter’s foreign business dealings. “Until that happens, the best thing Republicans can do is keep dribbling out the information of Joe’s ties to the Communist Chinese Party and business deals,” he said. However, Huckabee stressed that the party should also focus its messaging on its view that Americans were economically better off under former President Trump compared to the Biden administration.

The former presidential candidate has already endorsed Trump for the 2024 election. His comments come as Hunter Biden offered this week to testify publicly before the House Oversight Committee leading the impeachment probe. Hunter stated that a private deposition could enable the GOP to “distort the facts and misinform the public.” But Committee Chair Rep. James Comer rejected the proposal, stating that “Hunter Biden is trying to play by his own rules instead of following the rules required of everyone else.”

Comer is working in coordination with Reps. Jim Jordan and Jason Smith, chairs of the Judiciary and Ways and Means committees respectively, on gathering evidence to impeach Biden. However, Republicans have so far been unable to directly tie the president to Hunter’s foreign dealings. Moreover, expert witnesses told the Oversight Committee in September that there is currently insufficient evidence to impeach President Biden.