Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) tells Bloomberg News that there could be an immediate push by Republicans to impeach Joe Biden over his family‚Äôs dealings in Ukraine if he is elected president.
NEW: Joni Ernst tells me that there would ‚Äúimmediately‚ÄĚ be a Republican push to impeach Biden over Ukraine if he‚Äôs elected https://t.co/vt38fewQxE
‚ÄĒ Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) February 2, 2020
‚ÄúJoe Biden should be very careful what he‚Äôs asking for because, you know, we can have a situation where if it should ever be President Biden, that immediately, people, right the day after he would be elected would be saying, ‚ÄėWell, we‚Äôre going to impeach him.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
The grounds for impeachment, the first-term Republican said, would be ‚Äúfor being assigned to take on Ukrainian corruption yet turning a blind eye to Burisma because his son was on the board making over a million dollars a year.‚ÄĚ
How could it not be at least looked into?
Yep! Enjoy it. https://t.co/u6yrc1VRyq
‚ÄĒ Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 2, 2020
Of course. https://t.co/XWh4r5Y6Qg
‚ÄĒ Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) February 2, 2020
But this won‚Äôt sit well with some.
The Democrat who runs against Ernst in ‚Äė20 can now make the argument that all she‚Äôll do is focus on a partisan impeachment instead of the people of Iowa. https://t.co/Scjo7JJEsc
‚ÄĒ Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) February 2, 2020
This would probably be quite unpopular and would help Democrats at the 2022 midterms. https://t.co/uguXODQBCB
‚ÄĒ Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) February 2, 2020
Wish I found this surprising https://t.co/vDP9oYFpLl
‚ÄĒ Sam Stein (@samstein) February 2, 2020
of course she does https://t.co/hJMzTjM2z7
‚ÄĒ Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 2, 2020
What Ernst didn‚Äôt say: Joe Biden will definitely be impeached if elected.
What Ernst did say: There could be an immediate push for impeachment if he‚Äôs elected.
Democrats opened this door.