For the time being, the articles of impeachment remain in the House of Representatives because Nancy Pelosi would rather hold onto that political football for a while longer rather than hand it off to Mitch McConnell and the Republicans-controlled Senate. But if Pelosi ever does turn the articles over to the Senate, there are many questions about what would happen next.
One of those questions revolves around who would be called to testify. Some would like to see Joe Biden subpoenaed, but the former veep told the Des Moines Register that he wouldn’t comply:
Joe Biden stood by comments that he would not comply with a subpoena to testify at President Trump’s trial in the U.S. Senate. Biden argued that testifying would shift attention away from the president’s own actions. https://t.co/PZFF1UFoiq
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 28, 2019
Joe Biden confirms he will not comply if subpoenaed by the Senate during Trump’s impeachment trial: report
— Raw Story (@RawStory) December 28, 2019
Biden: I won’t comply with subpoena to testify at Senate impeachment trial https://t.co/M4QC25D47i
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) December 27, 2019
Is that so? According to the rules as they’ve been written by Democrats, that means everybody gets to wonder what Biden’s trying to hide:
CNN is gonna be coming down like a ton of bricks on this clear case of obstruction.
Oh, wait… https://t.co/3qC7EVFT2O
— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) December 27, 2019
‘Joe Biden wouldn't comply with Senate subpoena in Trump impeachment’
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) December 28, 2019
Biden won’t find it nearly as helpful when the Left’s playbook is used against him.
Democrats like joe Biden say they will not show up if called to the Senate as witnesses? Obstruction of justice rember what the Democrats said No One is Above the Law that includes even you Democrats
— Golden Mu Mu (@GoldenMuMu1) December 28, 2019
So he could be charged with "Obstruction of Congress"
That's the new way—right?
— mallen (@mallen2010) December 28, 2019
Wouldn’t this mean Joe Biden would be committing “obstruction of Congress” ???????
I’ve been told that’s an impeachable offense. https://t.co/uPMWmBfTPC
— Yes, That Guy (@BCinQC) December 27, 2019
There might only be one solution:
Guess we have to pre-impeach him…just in case https://t.co/S2dTnwlaRE
— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) December 28, 2019
LOL! Great idea.