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Fox Business Hosts Throw GOP Rep Under The Bus Over Biden Impeachment Threat

Fox Business Hosts Throw GOP Rep Under The Bus Over Biden Impeachment Threat
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You might think that the GOP sycophants over at Fox Business would welcome the idea of Democratic President Joe Biden--or any Democratic president for that matter--being impeached.

But if a recent segment on the channel is any indication, you're in for a surprise.

Far-right Republican New York Representative Elise Stefanik's recent announcement that impeachment of Biden is "on the table" if the Republicans retake the House next month didn't get a friendly reception from Fox's Stuart Varney and Brian Kilmeade.

The discussion came after Stefanik told The New York Post Monday that Republicans are considering impeaching Biden because of his recent admission he asked Saudi Arabia to delay an upcoming OPEC+ vote to reduce oil production, and hence drive gas prices up, until its next meeting, which would fall after the November 8 midterm elections.

Saudi Arabia declined to do so, and many have taken its refusal as a signal that it is siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin in his ongoing illegal war with Ukraine.

MAGA Republicans in Congress have been ramping up their all but open support of Russia in recent weeks as well, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has stated that if Republicans retake the House, they will end US support of Ukraine.

Stefanik, of course, made no mention of the bigger picture in her comments to the Post, instead painting Biden's request as "an egregious abuse of power" and one that, combined with the right's years-long obsession with Hunter Biden's supposedly illegal business dealings, constitutes "high crimes and misdemeanors" that are "very egregious."

Discussing Stefanik's threat, Varney said:

"Congresswoman Elise Stefanik says Republicans could move to impeach Biden next year."
"I think that's a rotten idea Brian. I don't think people want another impeachment fiasco. I'm opposed to it."

Kilmeade, who is one of Donald Trump's most vociferous defenders, nonetheless agreed, responding:

"I am too..."
"What happens is they vote on partisan lines, the whole country stops for two and a half weeks, and I don't know -- maybe somebody writes a book a couple people want to buy."
"But for the most part it's a waste of time unless of course you have obscene corruption, and I would like to see that cycle of, 'we don't like that person so let's impeach him,' stop... It's bad for the country."

That representation of Trump's two impeachments is of course entirely out of touch with reality, but it's hard to argue with the rest.

On Twitter, many felt Varney's and Kilmeade's responses underlined just how ridiculous Stefanik's and the GOP's impeachment threats really are.

Stefanik's thirst for impeachment is a stark reversal from just days before her Post interview, in which she touted her appropriation of $12.9 million of funding to rural hospitals in New York--money that came directly from Biden's American Rescue Plan, which she vocally opposed and voted against.