Friend of the blog Jonathan Turley was the GOP’s star witness this morning at the clown show “inquiry” into impeaching Joe Biden.
It did not go well:
The House GOP held its first hearing on Biden’s alleged corruption. Republicans have insisted for months that the president is guilty of criminal wrongdoing, but they have yet to produce any actual evidence of their claims.
As one of their first witnesses, Republicans called on Jonathan Turley, a conservative legal scholar who previously served as a Justice Department tax attorney. Turley was set to act as a content witness to help analyze the Biden family’s business dealings—but even he admitted there’s not enough evidence.
“I do not believe that the evidence currently meets the standard of a high crime and misdemeanor needed for an article of impeachment,” Turley said in written testimony submitted ahead of the hearing.
Hey, but if you hold months of hearings and comb through millions of pages of documents, you might find something. And if not something substantive, at least something that casts shadows/raises doubts/inspires many many many NYT stories and op-eds. About shadows and clouds and stuff.
The real goal here, besides the standard destructive nihilism toward government in general, is to convince our delicately labeled “low information voters” that impeachments are just partisan witch hunts, because I mean obviously this one is on its face, so Both Sides Do It. Q.E.D.