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No, No, No, Rep. Ken Buck Doesn’t Want Biden Impeached, Just Kicked Out Of Office For Being Old

None of them can be trusted, Part The CXLVII. From Politico:

Buck’s (R-Colo.) resolution urges Harris to convene the Cabinet to “declare what is obvious to a horrified Nation: That the President is unable to successfully discharge the duties and powers of his office.” The retiring conservative has questioned both of House Republicans’ impeachment efforts. He was one of three GOP lawmakers to vote against a recommendation to boot Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that passed the House earlier this month and has faulted his colleagues for failing to provide a credible link to date that would support impeaching the president. “I want to make sure we don’t ruin this institution over a tit-for-tat impeachment,” he told CNN in September. “If the evidence is there … I will absolutely vote for impeachment. I don’t see the evidence at this point.”

Ken, dude, they’re still going to hate you, even as you flagellate yourself with idiotic resolutions. From the Guardian:

Biden, Buck’s resolution says “has been televised wandering aimlessly at events … frequently speaks publicly in an incoherent and indiscernible manner [and] has repeatedly fallen while walking up stairs”.

Trump has been televised wandering aimlessly, speaking incoherently and struggling to maintain balance.

Buck’s resolution also cites controversial observations by the special counsel Robert Hur in his report on Biden’s retention of classified information, about the president’s age and mental capacity.

Merrick Garland is going to owe democracy a debt no honest man could pay. (That’s the one Springsteen quote I allow myself every calendar year.) Allowing Hur to play neurologist in a report that cleared the president* of wrongdoing is a big old red mark on the ledger. But for Buck to throw this dead fish onto the House floor after the president did an avuncular Irish uncle appearance with Seth Meyers only makes the resolution look like an even more ungainly dive to appease the MAGA hordes who are never going to forgive him anyway.

Buck’s resolution also cites verbal mistakes by Biden, including mixing up the presidents of Mexico and Egypt.

Trump’s gaffes are just as familiar. Last week, he appeared to get his wife’s name wrong at the CPAC conference. “You got to take a look at the other guy, he’s about as old as I am, but he can’t remember his wife’s name,” Biden told he NBC host Seth Meyers on Monday.

Which is what we oldsters call a, “Bingo!”

In a statement about his resolution, Buck said: “The Hur report officially addressed what many Americans have long witnessed with their own eyes – that President Biden is no longer fit to successfully discharge the critical duties of his office. “Numerous instances were articulated in the report, and have played out in full public view, showing President Biden’s apparent cognitive decline and lack of mental stamina.”

In his heart of hearts, Ken Buck knows what small slice of America is “horrified” by the president’s age. It’s that small slice that sends him death threats, and that calls his office and threatens his staffers, and the small slice that is going to hound him to the end of his days.

Charles P Pierce is the author of four books, most recently Idiot America, and has been a working journalist since 1976. He lives near Boston and has three children. 

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