McCarthy argues that President Biden could be impeached for his handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, which he says was a “disaster.” He specifically cites the fact that the withdrawal was chaotic and resulted in the deaths of 13 American service members.
McCarthy's argument raises the question of whether a president can be impeached for gross negligence or incompetence in the handling of a foreign policy crisis. The Constitution does not explicitly prohibit this, and there is no clear precedent. However, it is possible that the courts would rule that impeachment is only permissible for criminal offenses, such as treason or bribery.
The article also raises the question of whether the impeachment process should be used as a political tool to punish a president for unpopular decisions. McCarthy argues that it is “dangerous” to use impeachment in this way, as it could lead to the impeachment of any president who makes a decision that is unpopular with Congress.
To learn more about The Possible Impeachment read this article from Fox News. An excerpt of the article has been copied below:
House Republicans have floated launching an impeachment inquiry against President Biden amid newly surfaced allegations that suggest his involvement in the business dealings his son, Hunter. But can congressional lawmakers initiate the use of that constitutional tool for alleged treason, bribery or high crimes and misdemeanors that transpired before holding the office of the presidency?
“The answer is clear,” Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz told Fox News Digital. “No one knows.”
Article II, Section 4, of the U.S. Constitution states: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
But it doesn’t specify whether those alleged actions need to take place during the time the official holds the office.
“The crucial impeachment language in the Constitution is not limited to ‘high Crimes and Misdemeanors’ committed while ‘in office,’” senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation Hans A. von Spakovsky told Fox News Digital. “That language is not there.”
Fox News contributor Andy McCarthy noted that “impeachment is a political process, not a legal one.”