Joe Biden in 1998: America Chose Their President - Impeachment is NOT for Politicians to Decide
Joe Biden's flip-flopping over the years is continuing to haunt him today
Joe Biden's decades of flip-flopping are playing havoc with his current political standpoints, and his 2019 opinion on impeaching President Donald Trump is now contradicted by a video from 1998 showing him aggressively defend Bill Clinton from impeachment.
A clip has emerged of a barely-recognizable Joe Biden arguing that the decision to impeach a president does not belong to politicians.
The pre-facelift and Botox-injected Biden yells at lawmakers that the American people choose their president and impeaching a POTUS should not be done for political reasons.
During the short clip, Biden blasted lawmakers for even considering impeaching Bill Clinton.
"He is elected directly by the people of the United States of America," asserts Biden angrily.
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"This is their president," then-Judiciary Committee Member Biden declares.
"The president of the United States does not serve at the pleasure of the legislature, does not serve at the pleasure of Joe Biden, does not serve at the pleasure of Henry Hyde, does not serve at the pleasure of the Congress as a prime minister does in a parliamentary system.
"He is elected directly by the people of the United States of America.
"The election of the president is the only nationwide vote the American people will ever cast and that's a big deal.
"The American people don't think they made a mistake in electing Bill Clinton and we in Congress had better be very careful before we upset their decision and make darn sure we convince them, if we decide to upset their decision, that our decision to impeach him was based upon principle and not politics."
Fast forward to today, however, and "Floppy Joe" Biden is singing a very different tune.
In 2019, he's calling for the impeachment of his political enemy, the people's choice, for purely political reasons. Good times.
In October, Biden's separate comments from 1998 came back to haunt him once again when he hypocritically attempted to attack President Trump, again.
Within a span of a few hours, former vice president and current 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden both condemned President Trump's use of the word "lynching" to describe the impeachment inquiry — and apologized for doing virtually the same thing more than 20 years ago.
Biden's apology came after a 1998 CNN video clip began making the rounds on social media, showing him calling the Republican-led impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton a "partisan lynching."
In that archival video, Biden, who was then a senator from Delaware, said:
"Even if the president should be impeached, history is going to question whether or not this was just a partisan lynching or whether or not it was something that in fact met the standard — the very high bar that was set by the Founders as to what constituted an impeachable offense."
Biden issued a mea culpa via Twitter late on Tuesday, saying, "This wasn't the right word to use and I'm sorry about that."
This wasn’t the right word to use and I’m sorry about that. Trump on the other hand chose his words deliberately today in his use of the word lynching and continues to stoke racial divides in this country daily. https://t.co/mHfFC8HluZ— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 23, 2019
Several hours earlier, Biden had slammed Trump for characterizing House Democrats' impeachment inquiry as "a lynching."
Biden said Trump's use of the term was "despicable."
So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here - a lynching. But we will WIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019
"Our country has a dark, shameful history with lynching, and to even think about making this comparison is abhorrent. It's despicable," Biden tweeted.