This screeching is nothing more than the demoncraps trying to intimidate their way out of the death zone.
Senate Democrats issued stark warnings on Wednesday that Republicans would severely damage the institution of Congress if they acquiesced to a push from Trump allies to haul former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter for testimony about their actions in Ukraine.
A top Biden ally, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), told The Daily Beast that calling the 2020 presidential contender—who served for 35 years in the Senate—and his son for testimony “would be literally rolling a grenade down the aisle of the Senate” that would have “lasting consequences” on the upper chamber’s ability to work together.
“Look, Joe Biden is well known, widely respected, and frankly beloved by many in the Senate on both sides of the aisle,” said Coons. “The impeachment process is already disruptive enough. I think we should be approaching it with seriousness, not by entertaining conspiracy theories that are utterly unfounded. And I think it would be a very unfortunate move.”
The idea of bringing in the Bidens to testify has gained traction in recent days as allies of President Donald Trump have flirted with counter-programming the impeachment proceedings in the House by having the GOP-led Senate call witnesses of their own.
Last month, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who chairs the Judiciary Committee, expressed interest in calling the Bidens for testimony. And this week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stood on a rally stage alongside President Trump in Kentucky and urged the Senate to call not only the anonymous whistleblower for testimony, but the Bidens, too.
“The Republicans must call the Bidens to the hearings to answer to the nation about their corruption,” the president’s former strategist, Steve Bannon, told The Daily Beast. “In addition, it’s incumbent upon [Sen. Elizabeth] Warren and [Sen. Bernie] Sanders not to repeat ’16 and Clinton—but to call out the permanent political class.”
But top Republican leaders in the Senate have so far resisted going down that route. Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID), whom Graham has since deferred to on the issue of hearings, has suggested that his committee would stay away the Bidens, for now.
“I believe it would be more appropriate to wait on examining these matters until after the House completes its process (one way or another),” Risch wrote in an Oct. 29 letter to the committee’s ranking member, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.). “It is important that the Senate reserve judgment on these matters until the House formally completes its work on this inquiry.”