Comer Makes an Announcement About Biden Impeachment Inquiry

Comer Makes an Announcement About Biden Impeachment Inquiry
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On Thursday evening, House Oversight Committee chairman Rep.  James Comer (R-Ky.) appeared on Newsmax TV’s “Rob Schmitt Tonight” and revealed that he believes the House GOP has the votes to open up an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

“Where are we with the impeachment inquiry?” host Rob Schmitt asked. “And do you think there are still even—though most people know this man is corrupt—are there still some limp-wristed Republicans who might vote no if this was put to an impeachment vote?”

“I do believe that we have the votes for an impeachment inquiry,” Comer responded. “I think that with the revelation of all these emails, you know that Joe Biden was communicating with Hunter Biden about his business about all of the corruption that he was involved in. I think that was the straw that broke the camel’s back with a few of the Republicans who were a little nervous about going the route of impeachment inquiry. They realized that we need this tool to be able to win in court because that’s where we’re headed. We’ve just about picked all the low-hanging fruit.”

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Comer continued by pointing out that the House Oversight Committee surprised the Biden legal team by taking a measured approach to their investigation and subpoenaed Hunter Biden as soon as the GOP took back the majority. “Any request we had, they would have said there’s pending litigation and they would have run the clock out,” Comer said. “But, we got the shell companies, we’ve got the bank records of the shell companies. So, we built a case, Rob, that would win in court.”

Comer added that he never expected there would actually be emails between Joe Biden and Hunter Biden talking about business or Ukraine, and that he “never dreamed” that Biden would be using pseudonyms to do so.

So, what’s the next step? Schmitt asked Comer when we can expect to see action by the House GOP.

“I think that the House will vote in September,” Comer predicted. “Now, this is all up to Kevin McCarthy, but he and I’ve had several conversations. I know Jim Jordan has spoken with him many times as well. I would predict that in the middle of September, we have a vote. I will predict that it passes, and I will predict that we will use that with all these government agencies that are refusing to turn over valuable information like the National Archives.”

I hope he’s right. If he is, an impeachment inquiry will begin this month. Let’s hope Speaker McCarthy is down for it.

Mitch McConnell’s Doctor Says He Didn’t Have a Stroke. Here’s What He Suspiciously DIDN’T Say.

Mitch McConnell's Doctor Says He Didn't Have a Stroke. Here's What He Suspiciously DIDN'T Say.
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The Attending Physician of the United States Congress and the United States Supreme Court, Navy Rear Admiral Dr. Brian Monahan, wants you to calm down and stop telling Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Octogenarian) to go home. On Tuesday, the good Dr. Monahan publicly assured the world that when Mitch has suffered his recent spells of sudden speechlessness and confusion, he isn’t in the throes of a stroke or a seizure. Hey, that’s terrific, Dr. Monahan! But what exactly is McConnell suffering from, then? On that, Monahan was as silent as McConnell himself during one of his freeze-ups.Slay News noted Tuesday that “in a one-paragraph letter to 81-year-old Sen. McConnell, Monahan said he reached his conclusion after a comprehensive neurological assessment.” This comprehensive assessment included a brain MRI, an EEG, and “consultations with several neurologists.” All this neurological testing was necessary because the savvy establishment Republican mainstay froze up again in the middle of a press conference on Aug. 30, just over a month after he went bizarrely silent in similar circumstances for the first time on July 26.

Monahan wrote happily to the aged controlled opposition leader: “There is no evidence that you have a seizure disorder or that you experienced a stroke, [transient ischemic attack] or movement disorder, such as Parkinson’s disease.” The respected physician reminded the superannuated solon, who after all that he has been through may have forgotten that he had “examined McConnell’s health extensively after he suffered a fall in July.” Monahan added that had used “brain [magnetic resonance] imaging, [electroencephalogram] study, and consultations with several neurologists for a comprehensive neurology assessment.”

Gee, that’s swell, but then what did account for Mitch suddenly falling silent, as well as having “reportedly ‘face-planted’ at an airport shortly before the first freezing episode”? What did lead to the fact that ol’ Mitch “also fell while walking on March 8, which led to a fractured ribcage”? Why does he “use a wheelchair at airports”? On all that, Monahan had absolutely nothing to say. The Attending Physician of the United States Congress is content to leave the American people, and presumably the illustrious senator himself, in the dark about the reason or reasons why his health is so rapidly deteriorating before the eyes of the world.

And when you think about it, it is altogether fitting and proper that Monahan should do this. The members of the United States Senate, after all, are not like you and me. They don’t have the same kind of accountability and responsibility that ordinary citizens have. They must be allowed to feed at the public trough in an absolutely unhindered fashion. The public wants to know why Mitch keeps freezing up like an old Buick on a cold winter’s day. Why, what effrontery! What insolence! What right do we peasants have to know what is going on with those who rule over us and who live so lavishly at our expense?

Related: Something’s Very Wrong Here With Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell has been “serving,” as it is still put so quaintly, in the Senate since the waning days of Ronald Reagan’s first term. The world has changed slightly since the day Mitch took his seat in the esteemed chamber. When he entered the senate, the learned talking heads were confidently assuring the nation and the world that the Soviet Union was here to stay and that Reagan was disastrously wrong not to continue the previous policy of appeasement known as “détente.”

And long before that, on the day Mitch was born, FDR signed Executive Order 9066, which led to the internment of over 120,000 Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II. That same day, the Japanese defeated Allied forces in the Battle of Badung Strait, off Bali. Today, for a variety of reasons, we aren’t as worried as we once were about the Soviet Union or the Japanese empire, but Mitch is still around.

The clearest indication of just how very old Mitch McConnell really is today is the fact that he is nine months older to the day than Old Joe Biden, who gives us indications of his diminished cognitive abilities on a daily basis (and whose doctors are no more forthcoming about what is going on than is Brian Monahan). It is long past time for McConnell to step aside and allow others to revitalize the political opposition that McConnell, as its putative leader, has done so much to hamstring. But Brian Monahan, and McConnell himself, continue to do all they can to push Mitch’s longed-for day of retirement off into the future.


The Morning Briefing: Mitch McConnell, Dehydration, and Questionable Washington Physicians

The Morning Briefing: Mitch McConnell, Dehydration, and Questionable Washington Physicians
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Top O’ the Briefing

Happy Friday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. Swanya felt vindicated when the women of Paint Nite admitted that they loved her chickpea/Negroni marmalade.

People trying to make points about their personal views on part of the United States Constitution will often say, “The Founding Fathers never intended,” or something similar. The presumption that some Twitter/X rando in 2023 could even begin to grasp what the likes of Benjamin Franklin or Alexander Hamilton were thinking is beyond ludicrous, but the Founding Fathers were fans of free speech, so people are allowed to babble nonsensically.

One thing I am fairly confident in assuming, however, is that the Founding Fathers couldn’t have known that people would live as long as they do now and that they would serve in elective office long past their “Best If Used By” dates. Depending on the source, the average life expectancy of a male in 1776 was between 38 and 43 years.

Yes, two of the Founding Fathers — Thomas Jefferson and John Adams — famously lived long lives, especially for the time. They each died on July 4, 1826, aged 83 and 90, respectively.

But they were sane people who had been retired from public office for a very long time.

Now we’ve got Mitch McConnell and Dianne Feinstein hanging around the Senate when they’re obviously not in good shape. Worse yet, the octogenarian president of the United States provides more evidence with each public appearance that he has mentally and physically checked out. Beyond the obvious decline, another thing that they have in common is that licensed physicians keep clearing them to work.

After McConnell’s second thoroughly disturbing “freezing up” event, the Capitol Hill physician issued a report that basically said, “Nah, he’s fine.” Now Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky — another licensed physician — is calling malarkey on that, which Matt wrote about:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has done something surprising. He’s disputing the Capitol Hill physician’s report on Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that blames his recent freezing episodes on dehydration. Paul isn’t just blowing smoke here. He’s an ophthalmologist who practiced medicine for nearly thirty years. So when he speaks about the diagnosis, there’s reason to listen.

“I’ve practiced medicine for 25 years, and it doesn’t look like dehydration to me,” Paul told the media on Wednesday. “It looks like a focal neurologic event. That doesn’t mean it’s incapacitating, doesn’t mean he can’t serve. But it means that somebody ought to wake up and say, ‘Wow, this looks like a seizure.’”

I’m a native of a desert. I know what dehydration looks like. I may not be a doctor, but I know that McConnell isn’t glitching simply because he needs some Gatorade.

The physician enablers — we can throw John Fetterman’s doctor into the mix, too — are doing the country a disservice by giving their patients a green light to hang around at work until they drop. The White House physician who insists that President LOLEightyonemillion is functional is an active participant in the rapid destruction of the Republic.

The arrogance of these physicians is irritating. Those of us who haven’t been to medical school are supposed to disregard what’s in plain sight because, “Trust me, I’m a doctor.” I’ve known a lot of people who have suffered from shingles, which was what supposedly kept Dianne Feinstein out on sick leave for so long. None of the people I know who had shingles looked like they had a stroke afterward.

The bigger question — which we’ve asked here about Biden a lot — is, don’t these people have anyone who loves them enough to tell them it’s time to call it a day? Are they all in agreement that clinging to power is worth the repeated public embarrassment and potential further damage to the health of the one in the spotlight? I don’t personally know any of the people I’m writing about here, and I’m really uncomfortable watching them struggle and fall apart before our eyes.

The eyes that their doctors tell us we shouldn’t trust.

There is an unfortunate history of famous people getting their doctors to do and say whatever they wanted them to. Elvis and Prince would be the two most notable examples of that.

How did that work out for them?

Joe Biden Is Really Screwed Now

Joe Biden Is Really Screwed Now
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I often get hate mail for writing articles critical of Donald Trump. According to his diehard supporters, Trump is not only entitled to the GOP nomination in 2024, but he is also the only candidate who can beat Joe Biden.

I’ve done everything I can to be fair in my coverage of the 2024 GOP primary to the extent that I have no qualms about pointing out that I think that Trump most certainly can win in 2024, even as many Republicans argue that he can’t.

But those who are advocating for Trump or another Republican are asking the wrong questions. It’s not about if Trump can beat Biden if DeSantis can beat Biden, or even if Trump is too toxic to win; it’s about whether Biden can beat any of the Republicans running for the nomination.

According to a new poll from CNN and SSRS Research, he really can’t. According to the poll, not only would Trump beat Biden 47-46, but all Republicans but one candidate (Vivek Ramaswamy) beat Biden or tie him. DeSantis ties Biden at 47% each. Pence bests Biden by two points, 46-44%, as does Tim Scott. Heck, even Chris Christie beats Biden 44 to 42%.

But the real surprise in the poll is that Nikki Haley beats Biden by a larger margin than any other candidate, besting him 49% to 43%. A poll like this may not help her win the GOP nomination, but it certainly helps her audition as a potential running mate for Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis.

“Despite voters’ strong opinions toward Trump, Biden fares no better against any other Republican hopefuls tested in the poll. He is about even with Ron DeSantis (47% each), Mike Pence (46% Pence, 44% Biden), Tim Scott (46% Scott, 44% Biden), Vivek Ramaswamy (46% Biden, 45% Ramaswamy), and Chris Christie (44% Christie, 42% Biden),” CNN says in its report on the poll.

“Haley stands as the only GOP candidate to hold a lead over Biden, with 49% to Biden’s 43% in a hypothetical match between the two,” the report continues. “That difference is driven at least in part by broader support for Haley than for other Republicans among White voters with college degrees (she holds 51% of that group, compared with 48% or less for other Republicans tested in the poll).”

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This is a terrible position for an incumbent to be in that he would lose to virtually every Republican candidate who is running. It’s not particularly surprising considering how bad Biden’s approval ratings are and how most Americans think he’s too old to be president. Make no mistake about it; this poll shows that Joe Biden is incredibly weak going into the 2024 election.

Of course, with Biden so weak, the media will do its part to try to save him. Here at PJ Media, we will do our part to hold Biden accountable for his failures and corruption, but we do so at huge risk. Big Tech is colluding to protect Biden by silencing those who dare to report the truth.