Joe Biden on impeachment, Trump and 2020 election (Jessica Bies)
According to this story, the former vice president slammed the current president on CBS “This Morning.” “Seems to have a love affair with autocrats” and “coddles” dictators including Kim Jong Un, Vladimir Putin and the Saudi ruling family – “doesn’t know what he’s doing” or “has an absolutely convoluted notion” of America’s leadership in the world – there should be consequences for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, who had a permanent green card and lived in the US.
However, Biden hopes there will be no effort to impeach the president until the completion of the Mueller investigation because “I don’t think there’s a basis for doing that right now.” So let’s focus on “all the terrible things that are happening now in terms of interest of the middle-class people and working class people. There are so many things to attend to immediately.”
Are voters being suppressed? You bet, especially in Georgia, and more than 70% of the 53,000 voter registration applications that are on hold are for Afro-Americans. “Surprise, surprise.” Actually, the current controversy seems to be more about the registration of immigrants to vote – and there are claims that Democrats are trying to get non-citizens to the polls. Federal judge asked to ensure new US citizens can vote in Georgia, Mark Niese, politics.myajc.com, 10/19/18.
Will Biden run for president? Not watching the polls or studying about whether he could or couldn’t win, but rather thinking about whether or not he should run “based on very private decisions relating to my family and the loss of my son and what I want to do with the rest of my life.”
Is Trump being tough enough? Trump denies that he’s “giving cover” to the Saudis, yet he is the one who “previously floated the idea Khashoggi may have been killed by ‘rogue killers’ and in his phone calls with Saudi King Salman and his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has appeared willing to accept their denials” of advance knowledge.
What ever happened to the old saying about “politics ending at the water’s edge”? Perhaps Mr. Biden should have at least waited until the president announced his proposed course of action on the Khashoggi murder.