First lady Jill Biden has been inquiring as to how to remove a sitting vice president from office, according to Human Events editor Jack Posobiec, who noted the development in a tweet.
“Jill has been asking if there’s a process to remove a sitting VP,” he tweeted on Wednesday.
Over the summer, Posobiec also intimated that there is a growing amount of friction between Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
Reportedly, Jill Biden became intensely upset with Harris during the Democratic debates in 2019, when she attacked husband Joe Biden over his stances regarding forced busing to schools in the 1970s as a means of achieving desegregation, as well as his close working relationship with Democratic segregationists in the Senate.
In May 2021, Politico Magazine reported:
The aides could do the political maneuvering after Harris’ attack. Jill was and is the guardian of the Biden honor, the Biden id. She couldn’t bear to watch a woman who called herself a friend of her son’s—although Beau was not her biological child, she’d raised him his entire life as if he were—try to tear her husband down, to score a point at a debate.
“With what he cares about, what he fights for, what he’s committed to, you get up there and call him a racist without basis?” she said on a phone call with close supporters a week later, according to multiple people on the call. “Go f— yourself.”
To make things even worse for Kamala her first foreign policy trip turned out to be a complete disaster.
“It was after Joe Biden had reminisced in a speech on his early days in Washington, trying to emphasize his record as a deal broker, Dovere writes. He talked about his relationship with two holdout segregationists in the Senate,” Fox News reported, citing what had set Harris off in the first place.
“Well, guess what? At least there was some civility. We got things done,” Joe Biden said at the time. “We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished. But today, you look at the other side and you’re the enemy. Not the opposition, the enemy. We don’t talk to each other anymore.”
“I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland,” Joe Biden noted as he briefly imitated the late senator’s southern drawl in July 2019. “He never called me boy. He always called me son.”
Harris, in remarks to reporters, responded: “If the people he was talking about with such affection had their way, I would never have been able to be a United States senator.”
To Posobiec’s point, however, it is possible to remove a vice president from office, which is essentially the same way to remove a sitting president: Through impeachment or a declaration of incompetence.
“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,” says Article II, Sect. 4, of the Constitution.
This tool was inherited from English practice, in which Parliament impeached and convicted ministers and favorites of the Crown in a struggle for to rein in the Crown’s power. Congress’s power of impeachment is an important check on the executive and judicial branches, recognized by the Framers as a crucial tool for holding government officers accountable for violations of the law and abuses of power.
Congress has most notably employed the impeachment tool against the President and federal judges, but all federal civil officers are subject to removal by impeachment.
The practice of impeachment makes clear, however, that Members of Congress are not civil officers subject to impeachment and removal.
Oh, and before I forget…
Since his art’s back in the news…
and this too, from Garrett Ziegler, who doesn’t miss a trick!