House Republicans could face political backlash for impeaching Biden, according to Republican and Democratic strategists. There are 18 House Republicans representing districts that also voted for Biden. “These voters are, by nature, moderate and nonpartisan,” said former Democratic congressman Steve Israel, who runs a nonpartisan institute at Cornell University, “and they will go after a Republican who supports a frivolous impeachment.”
Buck, the former GOP aide to the House of Representatives, acknowledged that Republicans are putting themselves in a precarious position by pursuing impeachment.
“They’ve basically made conclusions (about Biden’s alleged wrongdoing) and are trying to find the facts, and that’s never a good place,” he said, adding: “It’s an easy opportunity for Joe Biden to point the finger at the Republicans and “Look at these people, they’re crazy, they’re not serious people” and use that as a contrast to help you get re-elected.
Biden said it. “I don’t really know why, but they just knew they wanted to impeach me,” he told reporters after Republicans announced they were moving forward. “Now I can say they want to impeach me because they want to bring down the government.”
Republicans responded by downplaying the importance of their impeachment inquiry. “All we’re looking for in an impeachment inquiry is to answer the question (of whether Biden did anything wrong),” McCarthy said.